Children’s stories by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and illustrators are funny, sad, thoughtful, silly, profound, and joyous. As an Aboriginal author and illustrator, people so often ask me where they can find out more about Indigenous people, and my answer is always the same: read the stories we tell about ourselves.
Enter into our worlds on our terms, and listen to our voices speaking of our realities.
The tales below represent multiple points of entry into the many worlds of Indigenous Australia, and they are only a small fraction of the children’s narratives that exist. This list is not an end point, but simply places to begin an exploration of the great diversity of Indigenous Australia.