Freedom Ride by Sue Lawson

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Set in 1965 rural Australia, Freedom Ride tells the story of Robbie, a fifteen-year-old boy. Robbie has always accepted what was told to him about Aboriginals. For the summer he takes a job at the caravan park working alongside an Aborigine and he begins to question what he believed to be true.

Freedom Ride is an evocative piece of historical fiction detailing the plight of Aborigines in the 1960s. It also explores themes related to the personal cost of silence and the public cost of speaking out.

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Age recommendation: 12+