“My name is Patricia” tells the story of a 10-year-old Aboriginal girl living in Bottom Camp, Maningrida. Her ambition is to graduate from school, Balanda way, whilst staying true to her culture and heritage. She wants to make her mother proud.
The story is written for children aged 5-10 years old and was initiated by the author originally to encourage other children to be proud of their language and to go to school.
“Diverse representation in children’s books is so important,” said author Ingrid Stonhill, “Children need to see themselves or relate to the story and content in the book, particularly in a developing country environment.”
With the onset of COVID-19 sales of this book are going to the preservation of language and culture through BAC’s Maningrida Art and Culture Centre, which is currently shut down.
Please order your book online. It is a great opportunity to share a unique cultural story and support a remote Aboriginal community.