Publisher - Penguin Australia, 2010
Raised in an Orthodox Jewish household, Ditty’s life revolves around her family and her faith. However when she discovers a passion for dance, her sense of self and all she believes in will come into question as she chooses to keep her dancing a secret and risk her place in the community. I was fascinated to about a lifestyle and religion so different from my own upbringing, and yet I felt that idea of questioning everything you’ve been taught to believe in and the journey of finding your own place in the world are certainly universal. A worthy read.
Mama's Song - Ben Beaton
Publisher - Black Dog Books, 2010