Piper’s mum wants Piper to be ‘normal’ — to put up with the tension headaches, the constant misunderstandings, and the herculean daily efforts it takes for her to pass as hearing, so she can grow up to be ‘successful’ like her scientist mother. But when disaster hits Melbourne, Piper has more important things to worry about, starting with her stomach. The personalised, ultra-processed meals from her mum’s company that used to land on their doorstep so reliably have halved in quantity, transport costs sky-rocket overnight, and businesses everywhere start to collapse.
A captivating own-voice coming-of-age novel set in near future Melbourne, that bursts with passion, resilience, optimism and joie-de-vivre. Not only is Future Girl an instructional environmental call-to-arms, providing inspiration to live more sustainably, it offers an authentic window into the experience of Deaf culture and what if feels like to be d/Deaf.
For ages 13 to adult, and published by Allen and Unwin, this full-colour visual journal-style read may just launch you on a life-long journey of wonderfully satisfying visual self-expression.
‘A life-changing book for young Deaf and disabled people … of personal growth and pride – demonstrating the importance of the #OwnVoices movement.’ — Carly Findlay, OA
‘Asphyxia is a trailblazing Australian Deaf activist, a prominent sustainability champion, and a passionate artist and writer. This is the book we’ve been waiting for her to write. An eight-year labour of love, passion and forward-thinking vision around equal rights and the future of our world as we know it, it is, just as is Asphyxia herself, revolutionary.’ — Allen and Unwin
‘Asphyxia’s work is brilliant: a deep, original insight, and a book that everyone should read.’ — Jackie French, AM
‘Brilliantly imaginative, totally immersive – Asphyxia tilts the world sideways and invites you to see what was always there. Don’t miss this book.’ — Amie Kaufman
‘Beautiful, immersive … a sensory feast.’ — Jaclyn Moriarty
‘Future Girl confronts the challenges ahead of us and will open minds and hearts to the possibility of other worlds.’ — Sean Williams
‘I really enjoyed this gorgeous book and related to so many things. That is rare. I can’t wait for the world to read Future Girl.’ — Anna Seymour
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Future Girl Resources
Future Girl explores Deaf identity, peak oil and the coronavirus-like chaos it could create, as well as self-expression through art journaling.
To make the most out of Future Girl, visit my FUTURE GIRL RESOURCES, where you‘ll find further exploration of the book’s themes and teachers’ notes.
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