"Our Home, Our Heartbeat" By Adam Briggs. Illustrated by Kate Moon & Rachael Sarra

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 Adapted from Briggs’ celebrated song 'The Children Came Back'Our Home, Our Heartbeat is a celebration of past and present Indigenous legends, as well as emerging generations, and at its heart honours the oldest continuous culture on earth.

Readers will recognise Briggs' distinctive voice and contagious energy within the pages of Our Home, Our Heartbeat, signifying a new and exciting chapter in children's Indigenous publishing. 


"Our home, our heartbeat is a wonderful picture book that celebrates Indigenous success in all its many forms. The old adage "you can't be what you can't see' is the central theme of this book and puts First Nations People front and centre and shows children a range of people from many different fields being successful. This book perfectly captures how children copy their idols through play and the illustrations by Kate Moon and Rachael Sarra are a loving depiction of childhood fun and joy.

The book also contains a description of each Indigenous person or group, as well as their achievements to highlight their important work and contributions. With the use of strong colour and short, sharp words the message is simple to understand and enjoy at any age. This book is also important in displaying the diversity of Indigenous achievement and is a celebration of excellence. It would make a great addition to any bookcase" 

Marie Leydon

ISBN: 9781760504168
ISBN-10: 1760504165
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3 - 99 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: 1st May 2020
Publisher: Hardie Grant Children's Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 1 x 29.7  x 24.8
Weight (kg): 0.475