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Dawn Raid

Dawn Raid
 

What is an overstayer? Through Sofia's heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775434757
Published 1 March 2018 by Scholastic
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Smith, Pauline
Series My New Zealand Story
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ISBN-13 9781775434757
ISBN-10 1775434753
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; usually ships 5-14 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 1 March 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Smith, Pauline
Series My New Zealand Story
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
NZ Book Award Finalists 2018
Esther Glen Award for Junior Fiction 2018
Best First Book Award Finalists 2018
Number of Pages 166
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 884153

Description of this Book

Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofia's main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother Lenny starts talking about marches and protests and overstayers and how Pacific Islanders are being bullied by the police for their passports and papers, a shadow is cast over Sofia's sunny teenage days. Through her heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for their rights.

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Author's Bio

Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith is of Samoan, Scottish and Irish descent and was born in 1963 in the small town of Mataura in the lush green Southland of Aotearoa NZ. She has been a classroom teacher, university lecturer and events manager. The 'magic' or best parts of her life are during weekends and holidays at the family crib (known as a bach to North Islanders) in the gorgeous seaside town of Riverton, where she spends time with her husband Geoff, their daughters, grandchildren and the extended whanau, and where everyone fights over the hammock chair under the tree. My New Zealand Story: Dawn Raid is her first book.

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