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new year
new class
new teachers
 Mr Milburn
 Mrs Szonyi (Zur-Knee)
new shoes
and shirts
same old bottles green and gold...

Meet 11-year-old Bindi. She's not really into maths but loves art class and playing hockey. Her absolute favourite thing is adventuring outside with friends or her horse, Nell.

A new year starts like normal ― school, family, hockey, dancing. But it doesn't go to plan: There's a big art assignment, a drought, a broken wrist and the biggest bushfires her town has ever seen.

Bindi is a verse novel for mid-upper primary students. Written 'for those who plant trees', Bindi explores climate, bush fires, and healing from the point of view of 11-year-old Bindi and her friends on Gundungurra Country (south-eastern New South Wales).

Winner of the inaugural WA Premier’s Daisy Utemorrah Award

About the author

Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai woman and award-winning international writer of poetry, plays and picture books. She is a teacher, cultural consultant and artist. In 2020, Kirli was named the NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year.

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Korff, J 2020, Bindi, <>, retrieved 23 June 2024

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