Etta and the Shadow Taboo
Jeremy Worrall
Publisher: Bright Light: Hardie Grant Children's Publishing imprint
ISBN: 9781760509798
Awards Year: 2024
Category: CBCA Award for New Illustrator


Where is theirs?
And where is mine?
To hurt a shadow
Is surely a crime

When Etta steps on Baawaa’s (her sister's) shadow, she learns of the Shadow Taboo, and learns to value the personal space of others, as well as her own.

Written by Gamilaraay author JM Field and illustrated by Ngarabal/Gomeroi artist Jeremy Worrall, Etta and the Shadow Taboo will invite readers to follow a Gamilaraay tradition where one must avoid stepping on the shadows of others.

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