I really enjoyed reading Rosanne Hawke's latest book, Kerenza: A New Australian.
I felt connected to the story as it is about a family migrating from Cornwall, England to Australia in the early 1900's. My father's ancestors did this very same thing in the mid 1800's and set themselves up as farmers also, in dry, barren South Australia.
The book is written for Primary School students.
Kerenza is the young girl who tells the story of adventure and mixed emotions about leaving her home in England. She tells stories of an encounter with a snake in the long drop toilet, hard work, flies, dust, loneliness, making new friends, missing her sister, a near death experience, the treatment of Aboriginal people, her strong desire to go to school and much more.
I thoroughly recommend it! It is a great insight in to the thoughts of a young person migrating to another country and the background as to why it occurred and what happened.