Sally Morgan is one of Australia’s best-known Aboriginal artists and writers. She belongs to the Palyku people from the eastern Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her widely acclaimed autobiography, My Place, is one of Australia’s most celebrated works. Morgan is the director at the Centre for Indigenous History and the Arts at the University of Western Australia.
Q&A with Sally Morgan about LITTLE BIRD’S DAY Why did you write this children’s book? “I love writing for children and birds are such special, beautiful creatures. Over the years I’ve rescued a number of injured birds and taken them to a wildlife sanctuary. I wrote this story to show children that birds are just like human beings, with the same need for food, shelter and care.” What do you hope children will learn from this book? “I hope children will learn to be interested in the natural world and to care about other creatures who share this planet with us.”
Listen to Sally discuss the creation of Little Bird’s Day in this Meet-the-Author recording by TeachingBooks!