Common Wealth


Publication Date: 1 May 2021
Format: Hardback

ISBN 9781760975166

    24.99 24.99 24.990000000000002 AUD

    24.99

    Option not available

    This combination does not exist.

    Add to Cart


    All that I’m wishing,

    Is that you take a moment to listen...

    A slam poetry persuasive and powerful vision of unity from award-winning First Nations creator Gregg Dreise. Passionate, yet peaceful, Common Wealth is a compelling plea for a future of truth, togetherness and respect for our nation’s deep history.

    Information

    Book Type: Picture Books
    Age Group: 13 years +
    Traffic Lights:
    Class Novel: No
    Good Reads Rating: /5
    Literary Rating: /5

    Review

    Common Wealth is a powerful book that discusses complex topics surrounding the colonisation of Australia and the systemic issues for First Nations people that stem from it.

    Gregg Dreise touches on topics such as the lyrics of the Australian national anthem, design of the flag, the current date of ‘Australia Day’, disparities in the teaching of Indigenous history in Australian schools, and the overall abuse and neglect that the traditional Country receives.

    The distinctive slam poetry style of the story lends a compelling and rythmic air to Dreise’s words, while the illustrations blend Australian iconography with modern Indigenous artistic techniques.

    This is a thought-provoking story with a unique style, meant to provoke conversations about Australia’s history and present.

    Due to the themes and concepts broached, it is not targeted at the usual picture book age group, but is instead a worthwhile read for older readers.

    Themes


    Content Notes

    Indigenous man being hanged (p. 15). Indigenous men in chains (p. 16).

    How to Use the Site:

    MEMBER DISCOUNTS: For Member pricing, please sign in to your Book Curator account.
    WISH LISTS: Signing in will also allow you to create a wish list. Just choose the heart icon on each product you want to add. To view your list, click on the heart icon at the top right of your screen.
    COMPARING PRODUCTS: To compare products, use the scales icon.
    TO VIEW OR COMPLETE YOUR ORDER: Click on the cart icon at the top right of your screen.
    SHIPPING: Enjoy the low flat rate of just 12.95 shipping and handling to anywhere in Australia, no matter how large your order is.