Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges.
When Sarah Donnelley left Sydney to take up a teaching post in Wilcannia, a small town two hours east of Broken Hill, she had no idea what to expect. Determined to shrug off Wilcannia's rumoured reputation for danger and dysfunction, she threw herself into her new role.
Four fulfilling years later, Sarah is an active member of a rich, complex school community that is transforming the idea of a conventional classroom experience.
Making deep connections with Indigenous elders and local families, Sarah has focused her teaching practice on empowering, listening and creating space for respectful conversations.
She takes her students out on Country as often as possible, enlisting aunties and uncles in the community to share their wisdom - everything from hunting for emu eggs and cutting canoes from trees to working with local artists and learning the river's history.
Big Things Grow is a powerful memoir about community, music and passion, laying bare the beauty and challenges of living in a part of Australia that is often overlooked. (back cover)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers, please note that this book may contain descriptions and/or images of people who have passed away.