A Marathon of Her Own: The Diary of Sophia Krikonis, Melbourne, 1956 – Savvides, Irini

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Title

A Marathon of Her Own: The Diary of Sophia Krikonis, Melbourne, 1956

Author

Savvides, Irini

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Published Date

2004

Annotation

Sophia leaves post-war Crete with her mother and brother hoping for a better life in Australia. Once in Australia, she is challenged, struggling to learn English and labelled a 'reffo' at school. Her spirits remain high through her supportive family and her talent for running.

Key Concepts

Family, Migration, Racism, Resilience

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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