Come Together: Things Every Aussie Kid Should Know about the First Peoples
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For Ages: 5+ years old
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 16th November 2022
Publisher: Hardie Grant Explore
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 29.7
Come Together is a heart-warming, debut picture book for children aged 5 and up from pop artist Isaiah Firebrace, inspired by his petition to the Australian Government calling for Aboriginal history to be taught in every classroom.
In this essential book, Isaiah, a Yorta Yorta and Gunditjmara man, establishes a foundation of First Nations knowledge with 20 key topics. Alongside bright and contemporary illustrations by Mununjali and Fijian artist Jaelyn Biumaiwai, Isaiah connects us to each topic through his own personal story and culture, from the importance of Elders to the Dreaming.
At once accessible and engaging, Come Together will make every Aussie kid proud that we are home to the longest continuing culture on Earth!
About the Author
Australian pop artist Isaiah Firebrace is a proud Yorta Yorta and Gunditjmara man who grew up on the banks of the Murray River. After a childhood of hardship faced by so many in the Aboriginal community, Isaiah's life changed completely after winning The X Factor in 2016 on his 17th birthday.
With a multi-platinum single under his belt, Isaiah has represented Australia at Eurovision and is a regular across Australian television. His commitment to mentoring and changing the lives of Indigenous youth has seen him tour all corners of the country speaking to young people and offering his personal story of hope and inspiration. His new children's book represents the next chapter is his already remarkable story.
About the Illustrator
Jaelyn Biumaiwai is a self-taught illustrator. She is of Mununjali and Fijian ancestry, and creates on Kombumerri Country, Gold Coast. She has a passion for First Nations and Pasifika culture and communities, and this is reflected in the work she does. She is also already a published illustrator, through the book Heroes, Rebels and Innovators by Karen Wyld.