Choose your own destiny and follow the exciting twists and turns of a girl leaving war-torn Italy to find a new home in Australia's Snowy Mountains in the 1950s.
To find freedom, you must leave behind everything you've ever known.
It is 1943. During the war, you rescue and hide an Australian airman near your small Italian village. He tells you that you can be anything you dream of - but those dreams are fast slipping away. As you make the leap for a new life, you find yourself facing life-and-death choices at every turn.
Can you overthrow the curse of bad luck that has plagued your family and prove yourself in a new land? You'll be asked to stand up to bullies, stage a mutiny, and make your contribution to one of the greatest engineering projects the world has ever seen.
At every turn, the choice is yours. How far will you go for freedom?
Emily Conolan is a writer and teacher, who is also known for her humanitarian work. For her role in establishing a volunteer support network for asylum seekers in Tasmania, she has been awarded Tasmanian of the Year, Hobart Citizen of the Year, and the Tasmanian Human Rights Award. The stories of courage and resilience she has heard in the course of her work with refugees, combined with tales from her own family history, inspired her to write the Freedom Finders series.
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
9 - 13
Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)