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With a deep breath, she turns the key in the lock.
The door swings open and she takes her first step towards home.
The girl sings and dreams of her mother and the life they once shared but each morning is woken by the bell to the harsh reality of the children’s home. Finally, one day she unlocks the door and takes her first step toward home. And so comes a glimmer of hope for a young girl taken from all she knows and loves.
A fictionalised account of the Stolen Generation that tells of an Aboriginal girl taken from her family by the government and sent to a children’s home by author Trina Saffioti, illustrated by Norma MacDonald and read by Anita Heiss.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 3-4 list.