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Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

An award-winning novel by Staff Retreat presenter, Trent Dalton. A novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane’s violent working-class suburban fringe – from one of Australia’s most exciting new writers. (Goodreads) Available in book and eBook format

Idaho - Emily Ruskovich

Idaho by Emily Rushovich

Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in northern Idaho. With her husband’s memory fading, Ann attempts to piece together the truth of what happened to Wade’s first wife, Jenny, and to their daughters. Through multiple perspectives we gradually learn of the mysterious and shocking act that fractured Wade and Jenny’s lives, as Ann becomes determined to understand the family she never knew—and to take responsibility for them, reassembling their lives, and her own. TROVE

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The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her?

What Does It All Mean? A Guide To Being More Faithful, Hopeful and Loving : Faith's Big Questions - Richard Leonard

What does it all mean? By Richard Leonard

Staff retreat guest presenter Richard Leonard’s book combines professional insights along with the author’s own experience and insights to speculate on how believers can make sense of their Christian faith when confronted with tragedy and suffering. (Goodreads). Potter Library 239 LEO

Also in our collection by Richard Leonard: Where the hell is God? Potter Library 248.8 LEO Beloved Daughters: 100 years of papal teaching on women. Potter Library 230.082 LEO

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Am I black enough for you? By Anita Heiss

The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia.

I’m Aboriginal. I’m just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity?

Potter Library – 305.89 HEI

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Kindred 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories by Michael Earp (Editor)

Twelve of Australia’s best writers from the LGBTQ+ community are brought together in this ground-breaking collection of YA short stories.

What does it mean to be queer? What does it mean to be human?
The Black Dress: Mary Mackillop’s Early Years. By Pamela Freeman

The Black Dress is the incredible story of Mary MacKillop- an unconventional young woman born into a time and a religion bound by convention. What Mary did with her life would change the course of Australia’s history.

Available in book and eBook format.

Jesus the forgotten feminist by Chris Geraghty

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How did Jesus treat women? Chris Geraghty delves into scriptures and history showing how Jesus practised a radically inclusive approach to women that challenged the inequitable beliefs and practices of his own culture and community.
Good Selfie by Turia Pitt

Written for Australian kids and teens aged 8 to 18, Turia’s inspiring book contains simple but practical ways to set achievable goals, build self-confidence and self-belief and get through challenges and hard times.

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Dark Emu by Bruce Pasco

Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing – behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Almost all the evidence comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. (Goodreads)

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Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pasco

Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. (Goodreads.)

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Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering ancient Australia by Billy Griffiths

Deep Time Dreaming is about a slow shift in national consciousness. It explores what it means to live in a place of great antiquity, with its complex questions of ownership and identity. It brings to life the deep time dreaming that has changed the way many Australians relate to their continent and its enduring, dynamic human history.

Pathfinder – A list of AHS library resources: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Culture Resources

AHS Pathfinder-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Culture Resources

Welcome To Country Schools Edition - Marcia Langton

Welcome to country: an introduction to our first peoples for young Australians by Marcia Langton

Welcome to Country is essential reading for every young Australian. The chapters cover prehistory, post-colonial history, language, kinship, knowledge, art, performance, storytelling, native title, the Stolen Generations, making a rightful place for First Australians and looking to the future for Indigenous Australia. This book is for the new Australian generations and works towards rectifying the wrongs of this country’s past. (Publisher) 305.89 LAN

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Queen of Egypt by Kylie Quilinan

Kylie Quillinan’s latest release, Queen of Egypt is book 1 in a new series set in 18th Dynasty Egypt in a world where the old gods have been worshipped for thousands of years and magic is a matter of belief. (Goodreads.)
Raising Readers: How to nurture a child’s love of books by Megan Daley

Award-winning teacher librarian Megan Daley unpacks her fifteen years of experience into this personable and accessible guide, enhanced with up-to-date research and first-hand accounts from well-known Australian children’s authors. (Goodreads). Teacher reference McAuley Library 428.407 DAL

Bosh! How To Live Vegan : Save the Planet and Feel Amazing - Henry Firth

BOSH! How to live vegan: save the planet and feel amazing

BOSH! How to Live Vegan will help you make a few positive changes that will have a huge impact on the world around you. It covers all aspects of vegan living, everything from food to toiletries to travel. Should you be eating avocados? Is it still ok to wear an old leather belt? What do you tell your friends when they offer you a glass of non-vegan wine? Henry and Ian will answer these questions and more in this fullycomprehensive guide to the how and the why of a plant-based lifestyle.

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What cancer taught me by Jake Bailey

‘None of us get out of life alive, so be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful for the opportunities you have.’

Jake Bailey’s inspirational end-of-year speech as head boy at Christchurch Boys’ High School was delivered from a wheelchair just one week after he was diagnosed with the most aggressive of cancers. As he lay in hospital fighting to stay alive, his speech grabbed headlines around the world.

Available in Potter Library – 362.196 BAI

Tries, Lies and Meat Pies : The Sam Thaiday Story - Sam Thaiday

Tries, Lies and meat pies, the Sam Thaiday Story by James Colley

Sam Thaiday is one of rugby league’s most highly regarded and respected players. His book reveals his family connections to the Torres Strait, how it was his mum who taught him how to pass, tackle and how to throw a punch (just in case it ever came up), how he married his high-school sweetheart, and his wishes for his daughters’ futures. Potter Library 796.333 THA

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No one is too small to make a difference by Greta Thunberg

The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation.

‘Everything needs to change. And it has to start today’

In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg,

decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Potter Library 551.69 THU

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Dare to be kind: How extraordinary compassion can transform our world. by Lizzie Velasquez

Celebrated motivational speaker and YouTube sensation Lizzie Velasquez shows us how we can learn to accept all parts of ourselves and others to create a culture of kindness and a more compassionate world. Potter Library 177.7 VEL

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Changing Australian Education by Alan Reid

How policy is taking us backwards and what can be done about it. This ground-breaking work offers a positive vision for the future based on a recognition of the value of education as a builder of strong and adaptable communities. Teacher reference Potter Library 371.9 REI

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Pain and prejudice: a call to arms for women and their bodies by Gabrielle Jackson

Pain and Prejudice is a testament to how social taboos and medical ignorance keep women sick and in anguish. The stark reality is that women’s pain is not taken as seriously as men’s. Women are more likely to be disbelieved and denied treatment than men, even though women are far more likely to be suffering from chronic pain. Potter Library 613 JAC

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Nine Pints by Rose George

One of the 5 Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read This Summer

From a prize-winning writer, a fascinating exploration of blood: the stuff of life, the stuff of nightmares, and one of the most expensive liquids on the planet.

Most humans contain between nine and twelve pints of blood. Here Rose George, who probably contains nine pints, tells nine different stories about the liquid that sustains us, discovering what it reveals about who we are. Potter Library 306.4 GEO

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Aboriginal camp sites of greater Brisbane by Ray Kerkhove

This is a guidebook to the location and features of the numerous Aboriginal camps that flourished in and around Brisbane from convict times to in some cases as late as the 1950s. Many of Brisbane’s suburbs trace their names, parks and key events to these former campsites. This book focuses on 15 key areas, and includes a full suburban listing at the back. Potter Library 994.3 KER

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Too much lip by Melissa Lucashenko

Winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Award Shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Prize for Indigenous Writing

A dark and funny new novel from the multi-award-winning author of Mullumbimby.

Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things – her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she’s an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley.

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2040: A household handbook for the regeneration by Damon Gameau

2040 – a meticulously researched plea for the adoption of community-building, energy-generating, forest-renewing, ocean-replenishing measures that science tells us will reset our planet’s health, drive our economies and improve lives across the globe. (Dymocks) Potter Library 640.28 GAM

Also available on DVD from Potter Library
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Inspired by a remarkable true story, the unforgettable journey of five extraordinary women living in extraordinary and perilous times. The band of unlikely sisters battle the elements and unforgiving terrain – as well as brave all manner of dangers and social disapproval – to ride hundreds of miles a week to deliver books to isolated families. Transforming the lives of so many is all the impetus they need to take such risks.

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The Wicked King by Holly Black

The second book in the thrilling new fantasy series from bestselling author Holly Black about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a dangerous web of royal faerie intrigue. The Folk of the Air Book 2 – sequel to The Cruel Prince.
Where’d you go, Bernadatte by Maria Semple

Cate Blanchett stars in the soon to be released movie of Where’d you go, Bernadette, a compulsively readable, irresistibly written, deeply touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter’s place in the world. (Dymocks)

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The Battle of One Tree Hill by Ray Kerkhove and Frank Uhr
In 1840, Brisbane was the furthest outpost of settled Australia. On all sides, it was embedded in a richly Indigenous world. Over the next few years, mostly from across New South Wales northern plains, a large push of pastoralists thundered into the Darling Downs, Lockyer and much of southern Queensland – establishing huge sheep stations. The violence that erupted

welded many of the tribal groups into an alliance that by 1842 was working to halt the advance. (Booktopia) Potter Library 994.33 KER

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Billie Slater Autobiography

During a long and decorated career with the Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australia, Billy Slater has forged a reputation as not merely one of rugby league’s great fullbacks, but as one of the best players in the game’s long history. Potter Library 796.333 SLA

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Australia Day by Stan Grant

In this book, Australia Day, his long-awaited follow up to Talking to My Country, Stan talks about reconciliation and the indigenous struggle for belonging and identity in Australia, and about what it means to be Australian. A sad, wise, beautiful, reflective and troubled book, Australia Day asks the questions that have to be asked, that no else seems to be asking. Who are we? What is our country? How do we move forward from here? Potter Library 305.899 GRA

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How to make gravy by Paul Kelly
Kelly takes the lyrics of his songs a
s starting points to tell the stories of his life – the highs and lows of performing, the art of song writing, being on the road with the band, tales of his childhood, family, friends and fellow musicians. Potter Library 782.42 KEL

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The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers

The true story of a female prodigy from the Ugandan slum of Katwe. Phiona Mutesi sleeps in a mud hut with her mother and siblings and struggles to find a meal each day. She is also one of the best chess players in the world. Potter Library 794.109 MUT

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

On a cold winter’s day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. (Booktopia)

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Tidelands by Philippa Gregory

Tidelands is the first in The Fairmile series by Philippa Gregory and is set in England in 1648 when civil war, poverty and treachery surrounded the residents. (Goodreads)


All Hallows’ offers two ebook and audiobook options.
Both can be accessed via the AHS library catalogue and school tablets. In addition, both have free apps for IOS and android phones, see instruction below.

Apps Download via the app on your Phone
Login & password (only need once)
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Same login and password used for your school device
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Staff: swipe card number for both login and password Students: school device login number for both login and password
Overdrive: SORA qQvD9QpEOU

Full digital copies of The Australian, The Courier Mail and other newspapers form News Corp (available on the AHS campus only)

To access digital newspapers, click Library Catalogue icon on Moodle OR
Scroll down to find the digital newspapers as below:

Online copies of CHOICE magazine at: icon on library catalogue home page, scroll down (maximum 5 users at any one time) or go to Username: Password: choice

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