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'You Belong Here Too' explores emotions related to when a child has a fostered, adopted or new sibling join their family. It can also relate to when a child moves to a new neighbourhood or school. It explores themes of being kind, thoughtful, compassionate and understanding towards others that may be different. It may open doors of discussion about bullying, different abilities, cultures and refugees. The key message is that everyone needs to know they belong. 

You Belong Here Too

  • Timena was born in the Torres Strait and grew up in Far North Queensland, Australia. She is of both European and Eastern Kuku Yalangi heritage. The author has taught early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education in various countries around the world, in the Torres Strait Islands and her home town, Cairns, Australia. Her interests include travelling with her husband, trekking in wild places, spending time in nature, sewing, reading, doing pottery and painting.

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