this is my song


Published by Omnibus Books at Scholastic Australia and Albatros Media in the Czech Republic

Winner of the 2019-2020 ACU Book of the Year Award

Winner of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Literature

Finalist in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards (Young Adult)

This is my blood, this is my song.

In the 1940s, musician Rafael Ullmann is send to a Nazi concentration camp.

In the 1970s, Annie Ullmann lives a lonely life on a Canadian prairie.

Three decades later, in Australia, Joe Hawker is uncertain about himself and his future … until he discovers a song, written by his grandfather many years ago.

This Is My Song crosses three continents and time-lines, chanting the need for each of us to find our own music, to sing to those we love most.

Judges’ Comments 2017 Queensland Literary Awards

Children’s Book Council of Australia

Lamont Books



Aussie Reviews

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards – Judge’s Comments

ACU Book Of The Year Media

Booktopia This Is My Song