Shortlist year: 
2016
Shortlist category: 
Children's literature
Published by: 
Fremantle Press

About the book

Book cover of Sister Heart by Sally Morgan
Winner

A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships.  Poignantly told from the child's perspective, Sister Heart affirms the power of family and kinship.