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            Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader
             

            Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader (Hardback)

            By Duff, Michelle

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            Michelle Duff delves into Ardern's beginnings in small-town New Zealand, discovering a nose-ringed teen fighting for equality and her own identity in a devout Mormon family. Duff tracks Ardern's political career from being dismissed as a 'show pony' to her compassion during one o...f New Zealand's biggest tragedies, the Christchurch mosque terror attack of 2019. In its aftermath, Ardern has become a global icon for her strength and decisiveness while uniting a country in shock and mourning. Ardern attracted international headlines for being the second world leader to give birth while in office. But why was having a baby so meaningful, and what does it say about the continued struggle for gender equality? Has Ardern really been a transcendent leader, and what enduring mark might she leave on the political landscape? This is an engrossing and powerful exploration of one of the most intriguing political stories of our time-telling us as much about one young woman's ascendancy as it does about the country that elected her.
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            ISBN 9781988547169
            Published AU 21 Oct 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia
             

            Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Heiss, Anita

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            What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside t...hose from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today. Contributors include: Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more. Teaching notes by Dr Marnee Shay available from publisher's web site: https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/sites/default/files/Growing%20Up%20Aboriginal_Teaching%20Notes.pd
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            ISBN 9781863959810
            Published AU 16 Apr 2018
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Bewildered
             

            Bewildered (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Waters, Laura

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            What would move you to ditch your life and take off into the wild for six months? For Melbourne woman Laura Waters, it took the implosion of a toxic relationship and a crippling bout of anxiety. Armed with a compass, a paper map and as much food as she could carry, she set out to... walk the untamed landscapes of New Zealand's Te Araroa track, 3000 kilometres of raw, wild, mountainous trail winding from the top of the North Island to the frosty tip of the South Island. But when her walking partner dropped out on the first day, she was faced with a choice: abandon the journey and retreat to the safety of home, or throw caution to the wind and continue on - alone. She chose to walk on. For six months, she battled not only treacherous mountain ridges and river crossings, but also the demons of self-doubt and anxiety, and the shadow of an emotionally abusive relationship. At the end of Te Araroa ('the long pathway', as it is translated from Maori) it was the hardearned insights into mental health, emotional wellbeing and fulfilling relationships - with others as well as with herself - that were Laura's greatest accomplishments. She emerged 'rewilded', and it transformed her life.
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            ISBN 9781925870541
            Published AU 27 Aug 2019
            Publisher Affirm Press
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            Educated: The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir

            Educated: The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling memoir (Paperback)

            By Westover, Tara

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            'A memoir to stand alongside classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ... a compelling and ultimately joyous account of self-determination' Sunday TimesTara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as i...f with blood.
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            ISBN 9780099511021
            Released AU 19 Nov 2018
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            About a Girl

            About a Girl (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robertson, Rebekah

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            In 2000, Rebekah Robertson gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. But as they grew older, their preferences began to show, and by the age of three it was clear Georgie was drawn to anything that was pretty or had a skirt that could swirl. Before long Georgie began to insist t...hat she was a girl and became distressed that she had to hide who she really was when she started school. Soon the bullying started and she would come home in floods of tears, begging her mother to help her. Aged seven, Georgie was suicidal. Rebekah and her husband, conflicted about how to proceed and overwhelmed by fear, united in their determination to save her life. To ensure Georgie had access to medical support they sought permission for her to begin puberty-blocking medication. Their case, Re- Jamie, was the start of the long road to justice for transgender children in Australia and became the basis of the 2013 landmark decision to remove the Family Court's jurisdiction. Georgie would go on to become one of the brightest stars of the Australian youth leadership landscape through her advocacy work. And Rebekah would found Transcend, a support network for transgender kids and their families in Australia. Part memoir and part inspirational message of hope for those navigating a similar path, About a Girl is a thought-provoking and profoundly moving true story. Above all, it is a celebration of family and the values that unite us all.
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            ISBN 9780143785156
            Published AU 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Random House
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            Boy: Tales of Childhood

            Boy: Tales of Childhood (Paperback)

            By Dahl, Roald

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            Offers an insightful glimpse into the early life of Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors. This title lets us discover his experiences of the English public school system, the idyllic paradise of summer holidays in Norway, the pleasures (and pains) of the sweetshop, an...d how it is that he avoided being a Boazer.
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            ISBN 9780241955307
            Released AU 19 Mar 2012
            Publisher Penguin
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            Boy: Tales of Childhood
             

            Boy: Tales of Childhood (Paperback)

            By Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Blake, Quentin

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            Includes 30 line drawings by the inimitable Quentin Blake. This story of author's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.

            ISBN 9780141365534
            Released AU 16 May 2016
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Lost Boys
             

            The Lost Boys (Hardback)

            By Byrnes, Paul

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            In the First World War of 1914-1918, thousands of boys across Australia and New Zealand lied about their age, forged a parent's signature and left to fight on the other side of the world. Though some were as young as thirteen, they soon found they could die as well as any man. Li...ke Peter Pan's lost boys, they have remained forever young. These are their stories. This extraordinary book captures the incredible and previously untold stories of forty Anzac boys who fought in the First World War, from Gallipoli to the Armistice. Featuring haunting images of the boys taken at training camps and behind the lines, these tales are both heartbreaking and rousing, full of daring, ingenuity, recklessness, random horror and capricious luck. A unique perspective on the First World War, THE LOST BOYS is military history made deeply personal, a powerful homage to youthful bravery and a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of war.
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            ISBN 9781925870503
            Published AU 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Affirm Press
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            The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell (updated edition)
             

            The Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell (updated edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marr, David

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            David Marr's explosive bestseller, now expanded and fully updated. In March this year, the nation's most powerful Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, was jailed for child sexual assault. In The Prince, David Marr investigates the man, his career and his ultimate fall. Marr reveals a ...cleric at ease with power and aggressive in asserting the prerogatives of the Vatican. He charts Pell's response - as a man, a priest, an archbishop and a prince of the church - to the scandal that has engulfed the Catholic world- the sexual abuse of children. This is the story of a cleric torn by the contest between his church and its victims, and slow to realise that the Catholic Church cannot, in the end, escape secular scrutiny. Behind it all was Pell's own terrible secret, which was uncovered and judged in a trial that convulsed the nation. The Prince is a portrait of hypocrisy and ambition, set against a backdrop of terrible suffering and an ancient institution in turmoil.
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            ISBN 9781760641733
            Published AU 10 Sep 2019
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Bully For Them:22 Successful Australians on Hard Lessons Learned

            Bully For Them:22 Successful Australians on Hard Lessons Learned (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Scott-Norman, Fiona

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            One of the most difficult things about being bullied is the feeling that nobody else knows what it's like. Twenty-two of Australia's most talented and successful people know exactly what it's like. In candid and entertaining interviews, leading lights from across Australian life ...recount how they were bullied and shunned at school just for being different. Not only did they survive the ordeal but their experiences helped shape them into the remarkable individuals they are today. Contributors include: Missy Higgins (musician), Hazem El Masri (NRL), Christos Tsiolkas (writer), Tiffiny Hall (TV), Alice Pung (writer), Sam Bramham (paralympian), Stella Young (disability advocate), Eddie Perfect (actor), Megan Washington (musician), Brendan Cowell (actor), Marieke Hardy (writer), Adam Goodes (AFL), Adam Boland (TV), Bindi Cole (artist), Charlie Pickering (TV), Kate Miller-Heidke (musician), Tim Ferguson (comedian), Penny Wong (politician), Benjamin Law (writer), Judith Lucy (comedian), Paul Capsis (musician) and Wendy Harmer (TV).
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            ISBN 9781922213198
            Published AU 1 Mar 2014
            Publisher Affirm Press
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