OverviewThe Third Space series is a unique project designed in response to the Australian Curriculum's inclusion of the key elements of diversity competence: intercultural and ethical understanding, personal and social capability, and critical and creative thinking. Comprised of thirteen novellas, The Third Space aims to equip students with the requisite understandings, skills, attitudes and dispositions to deal with difference through reading stories focussed on young protagonists. This series takes students on an introductory journey out of their own world and into the intriguing world of human diversity. Students are given a unique opportunity to step out of their own space and into 'the third space' ' a space where people of different cultural, racial and belief systems are understood and respected. The novellas provide the conceptual tools and imaginative space to help students discover and participate in this 'third space' where multi-culture and multi-faith are key components of a society that is rich, harmonious and inclusive. Fingers are often pointed at Ebony. Sometimes the people behind the fingers say things too. They say mean things, things she doesn't always understand, things about who she is and what she is. Maybe she doesn't always 'understand', but she knows what they mean. How come they get to say these things? How come they have the power to point fingers? And there's trouble in her family, things are falling apart; and there's always a new school and a new crowd of kids to deal with. How will she hold it all together? Ebony is stronger than she thinks, and has a Destiny to lean on too'