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Title: Timber Creek Station
Author: Ali Lewis
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Release Date: March 1st 2016
"He was fifteen when the accident happened. That was when everything kind of stopped."
Danny Dawson lives on a cattle station in the Australian outback. The whole station is preparing for the annual cattle muster, and normally Danny would be bursting with excitement. But everything is different now. Because Danny's beloved older brother died in an accident last year, and nobody will talk about it. Because his teenage sister is pregnant and won't tell anyone who the father is. Because his mother can't cope with any of it and has hired a house girl-a wide-eyed English backpacker named Liz who has never even seen a cow milked before-to deal with the family. Liz doesn't understand how to cook hearty meals, how to clean laundry, and especially why the station's Aboriginal workers are treated as second-class citizens. Liz helps Danny see that the way things have always been is not the way they should always be.
Timber Creek Station is the story of a grieving family, entrenched racism, and the surprising ways one boy-who thought he'd be stuck in one terrible place forever-can take a leap forward