Peter by Kate Walker

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Peter, a fifteen-year-old Australian boy, struggles to cope with the pressures of his peers, the macho expectations of his society, his emerging sexual feelings, and his unwilling attraction to the gay friend of his older brother.
 

About Kate Walker

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Kate Walker was born in Australia. Her work has been published in many anthologies and magazines, and she is also a prolific writer of guides to creative story writing. Peter, her first novel for teenagers, received a 1991 Australian Human Rights Award honor and was shortlisted for several top Australian awards, including the Children's Book of the Year Award.
 
Published April 26, 1993 by Houghton Mifflin. 170 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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(And it was far more than one generation - it was government policy to remove Aboriginal children from their communities, in an attempt at slow genocide, between the 1880s and 1960s, by which time it was in clear breach of international law.) "Terra nulles" - the proclamation that the land was ...

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Peter is the riveting fictitious novel written by Kate Walker.

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