Adam Goodes to release first picture book

Adam Goodes to release first picture book

Former footy player Adam Goodes is set to release his first picture book this year.

Titled Somebody’s Land, Goodes co-authored the book with journalist and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Speaker of NSW Parliament Ellie Laing, illustrated by Barkinjill artist David Hardy.

Goodes said fatherhood inspired his debut book.

“I love reading to my daughter Adelaide,” he said. “I hope the series gives readers the opportunity to learn something new and have more conversations because of it. This book is a reflection of me. I’m incredibly hopeful. I choose to be positive, to help us heal as a nation.”

The first in a five-part book series called Welcome to Country published by Allen & Unwin Children’s Books, the picture books aim to educate young readers between four to eight-years-old about terra nullius and Indigenous sovereignty.

Somebody’s Land will be available in November 2021, and can now be pre-ordered.

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