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            Able: fully updated edition

            Able: fully updated edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Alcott, Dylan

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            The incredible life of an astonishing athlete - fully updates Dylan Alcott has never let his disability get in the way of what he wanted to achieve. His family treated him no differently to any other kid, and it was the best thing they ever did. Growing up, Dylan always had a pos...itive attitude to life. So when he discovered sport, he'd have a go at anything and could always be found at the centre of the action, giving his best and playing to win. Then he tried wheelchair basketball and tennis and was hooked. Fast forward ten years or so, and the now three-time Paralympic gold medallist, Order of Australia recipient, Grand Slam tennis champion and philanthropist combines elite sport with a love for music (he's a triple j radio announcer and is famous for his crowd surfing). But Dylan's greatest passion is changing the way those with disabilities are perceived, and to inspire young people - whether they have disabilities or are able-bodied - to achieve their dreams. It's a passion that drives him every day of his life. In this fully updated edition of Able, Dylan shares his story. It's the tale of someone who's proud of who he is, who has a go, does everything with heart and soul, who always sees the upside and never takes himself too seriously. As inspiring, honest and funny as its author, Able proves that for every one thing you can't do, there are 10,000 other things that you can.
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            ISBN 9780733340550
            Published AU 18 Nov 2019
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Purple Dandelion: A Muslim Woman's Struggle Against Violence and Oppression
              

            Purple Dandelion: A Muslim Woman's Struggle Against Violence and Oppression (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sultana, Farida; With Nair, Shila; Foreword by Clark, Helen

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            Purple Dandelion is the true story of Farida Sultana, an extraordinary Muslim woman and single mother. The book is a reflection of her personal journey as an unconventional child who struggled through her adulthood and married life. Being a survivor of violence and abuse, Farida ...emerged as an advocate against violence and oppression against women.
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            ISBN 9781921497537
            Published AU 1 Apr 2011
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Country Wife
             

            The Country Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gorman, Anne

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            From Strength to Strength meets The Bean Patch as a city girl turned bush wife faces a battle to survive in an alien land she grows to love. When she is six, Anne Gorman's family falls apart. Her mother has a breakdown - the fallout of thirteen pregnancies, the death of two child...ren and the struggle to survive during the Great Depression. When her devout Catholic mother smashes a statue of the Virgin Mary, her punishment is to be locked up and given shock treatment. Her children are placed in a convent where they wait in vain to be rescued by their parents. Anne doesn't see her beloved father again until years later when he is dying. After his death, her mother is released to mend her broken family. Anne's determination to escape her fate fires her ambition to find a better life. Education is her passport to freedom and after graduating from university, she is ready to take on the world. But her grand plans come unstuck when she falls in love. Marrying a farmer and becoming a mother to five children is a life she had never imagined. Yet in this alien landscape she finds love and a sense of belonging. But when Anne's husband becomes suddenly gravely ill, she has to battle to keep the property afloat and bring up her children alone. Against a backdrop of historic change, from the Second World War to Vietnam to the sexual and political revolution in the 1960s and 1970s, a uncertain young girl becomes a women of substance.
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            ISBN 9780857985064
            Published AU 2 Mar 2015
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            The Color of Water

            The Color of Water (Paperback, 10th anniversary ed)

            By McBride, James

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            James McBride has written a powerful portrait of growing up, a meditation on race and identity and a poignant, beautifully crafted hymn from a son to a mother.

            ISBN 9780733623158
            Published AU 1 Mar 2008
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
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            I Am Nujood, Age 10 And Divorced
             

            I Am Nujood, Age 10 And Divorced (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ali, Nujood; Minoui, Delphine

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            The internationally bestselling true story of the remarkable ten-year- old Yemeni girl who dared to defy her country's most archaic traditions by fighting for a divorce.

            ISBN 9781864710359
            Published AU 1 Mar 2010
            Publisher Random House
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            Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty
              

            Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fitoussi, Michele

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            Long before SKII, La Prairie, or the coveted Creme de la Mer, there was Helena Rubinstein. Your mother or grandmother probably used Helena Rubinstein creams or cosmetics once upon a time. But not that many people know about Helena's Australian connections. She was little known an...d has been virtually forgotten, but her extraordinary life spanned nearly a century (she died in 1965 at the age of ninety-three) and three continents. She was banished by her family to Australia at age 24 for refusing to accept an arranged marriage and as a result, became a pioneer who reinvented beauty for modern times. Napoleon Perdis says that he is inspired by Helena. She really was a Polish modern day Scarlett O'Hara! This is the extraordinary story of the woman who created a cosmetic empire and gave it her name, of an entrepreneur who started with nothing except a belief in the strength of women. The eldest of eight girls in a poor Jewish Orthodox family, Helena was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1872. When she was banished to Australia her mother decided to slip a few pots of skin cream, made by a chemist friend of the family, into her daughter's suitcase. Barely two decades later, the cream her mother gave her had become the foundation of her fortune. Coleraine in Victoria, where her uncle was a shopkeeper, might have been an awful place but it did not lack for lanolin, the secret ingredient in Helena's creams. To disguise the sheep oil's pungent pong, Helena experimented with lavender, pine bark and water lilies. At the forefront of women's rights movements, Helena opened her first beauty institute in Collins Street, Melbourne in 1902, the year that women obtained the right to vote in Australia. Always ahead of her competitors (Arden, Factor, Revlon, Lauder), she developed marketing and advertising techniques that revolved around skin care and makeup, eventually opening beauty institutes in Australia, London, Paris, and New York. Using science to create cosmetics, she taught women all
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            ISBN 9780732293796
            Published AU 1 Apr 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Socialism is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China

            Socialism is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China (Paperback)

            By Zhang, Lijia

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            A spirited memoir by a former Chinese factory worker who grew up in Nanjing, participated in the Tiananmen Square protest and ended up as an international journalist. As a teenager, Zhang worked in a factory producing missiles designed to reach North America, queuing every month ...to give evidence to the period police that she wasnt pregnant.
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            ISBN 9780980296556
            Published AU 1 Aug 2008
            Publisher UWA Publishing
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            Diamonds and Dust: A Sheryl Mccorry Memoir 1
             

            Diamonds and Dust: A Sheryl Mccorry Memoir 1 (Paperback)

            By McCorry, Sheryl; McCorry, Shirley

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            Sheryl McCorry grew up in the outback carrying crocodiles to school for show and tell. When she was 18 her family moved to Broome, and it was the first time she had ever used a telephone or seen a television. Her story is an epic saga of life in one of the toughest and most beaut...iful terrains in Australia.
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            ISBN 9780330424691
            Published AU 1 Feb 2009
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller

            Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller (Hardback)

            By Moore, Captain Tom

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            Pre-order the extraordinary, heartwarming autobiography of Captain Tom Moore, the man who captured the nation's heart in lockdown. Captain Tom Moore is an inspiration. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in early April this ninety-nine-year-old Second World War veteran came up... with a big idea: he'd walk laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Despite using a walking frame as well as recent treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he was determined to hit GBP1000 by his 100th birthday on 30th April. By the time the telegram from the Queen arrived, he'd raised over thirty million pounds. In this, his official autobiography, published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and dramatic life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat. How he fearlessly raced motorbikes competitively. How, in his nineties, he took off for the Himalayas and Everest, simply because he'd never been. And, finally, how this old soldier came to do his bit for the NHS, becoming the nation's hero in our darkest hour. A modest, decent, charming man with a can-do attitude and a twinkle in his eye, Captain Tom's story is that of a man whose insatiable curiosity and appetite for life have led him around so many unexpected corners - finding both adventure and joy. He only wanted to help other people - and yet he has inspired a nation to believe anything is possible by reminding us all it is never, ever too late.
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            ISBN 9780241486108
            Released AU 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Night

            Night (Paperback)

            By Wiesel, Elie; Wiesel, Marion

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            Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This title presents an account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a wor...ld that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith.
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            ISBN 9780141038995
            Released AU 10 Nov 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
            Language (English)
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