Shortlist year: 
2016
Shortlist category: 
Young adult literature
Published by: 
Magabala Books

About the book

Book cover of becoming kirrali lewis

Set within the explosive cultural shifts of the 1960s and 1980s, Becoming Kirrali Lewis chronicles the journey of a young Aboriginal teenager as she leaves her hometown in rural Victoria to take on a law degree in Melbourne in 1985. Adopted at birth by a white family, Kirrali doesn't question her cultural roots until a series of life-changing events force her to face up to her true identity.