A little boy experiences family violence and physical abuse, and he turns inwards and is unable to express his feelings and sadness.
My name is Rāwhiti.
Bad things happened to me, and for a long time I couldn't talk about them. I was scared, and I felt small and alone. Nothing was good any more.
Nan, my whānau and the doctor all helped me. And littke by little, things got better. I felt happier. And now, I know I'll be okay.
Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Illustrated by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White
The Māori language edition is available He Reo Iti Noa Ahau.
H: 200mm W: 180mm