Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Laurinda by Alice Pung
Call Number: F PUN
Publication Date: 2014
Laurinda is an exclusive school for girls. At its hidden centre of power is The Cabinet, a triangle of girls who wield power over their classmates - and some of their teachers. Entering this world of wealth and secrets is Lucy Lam, a scholarship girl with sharp eyes and a shaky sense of self. As she watches The Cabinet in action, and is courted by them - as she learns about power and repression - Lucy finds herself in a battle for her identity and integrity.
The story of Tom Brennan by J.C Burke
Call Number: FIC BUR
Publication Date: 2005
Cloudwish by Fiona Wood
Call Number: FIC REL WOO
Publication Date: 2015
For Van Uoc Phan, fantasies fell into two categories: nourishing, or pointless. Daydreaming about Billy Gardiner, for example? Pointless. It always left her feeling sick, as though she'd eaten too much sugar. But when she attracts the attention of Billy Gardiner, she finds herself in an unwelcome spotlight.
Child welfare veteran Amelia Franck Meyer describes the human need to belong and to be claimed. When we are disconnected from our tribe, and we feel as though we must make it on our own, it can have devastating life-long impacts. Listen to Amelia share the profound power of human connection.