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A Childrens book covering the big issues

Imagine growing up during a war, your town and home country devastated. In order to have a better life you pack up all your things and head to a strange new country. But once you arrive you are made fun of for being different. This was the experience for thousands of families after World War 2, and many similarities can be seen today with the refugee crisis coming out of Syria.

Deborah Abela is an acclaimed author and has written a new book, Teresa A New Australian. It tracks the story of a young girl and her family leaving war-ravaged Malta to start a new life in Australia - and all the difficulties that comes with that process. She joined Mitch in the studio to tell us more! 

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