Aunty Fay Muir & Sue Lawson (text) and Jasmine Seymour (illustrator), Family, Magabala Books, July 2020, 32 pp., RRP $24.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781925936285
A large format hardback that beautifully depicts what family means to Indigenous children. There are numerous examples, from listening to yarns and songs with elders and connecting with ancestors, to caring for Country and sharing the beauty of an endless sky. Of interest to non-Indigenous children too, the book could prompt valuable discussions about the different ways we all value family. Aunty Fay is a Boonwurrung elder and Jasmine is a member of the Darug people whose illustrations portray contemporary families within an Indigenous cultural framework. Ages 4-6.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Douglas