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The Giver

The Giver (Paperback, New edition)

By Lowry, Lois

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It's a perfect world, where everything looks right. But ugly truths lie beneath the surface!

ISBN 9780007263516
Published 1 July 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers
Interest Age 12-19 years
Series Essential Modern Classics
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The Fish of Maui
 

The Fish of Maui (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Gossage, Peter

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Retelling of a traditional legend of how Maui fished up the North Island of New Zealand (Te Ika a Maui) when he sneaks onto his brothers' canoe after they have refused to take him fishing. Suggested level: junior, primary.

ISBN 9780143505174
Published 30 November 2011 by Penguin
Interest Age 4-12 years
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How Maui Slowed the Sun
 

How Maui Slowed the Sun (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Gossage, Peter

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The days seem to pass at a rate too fast to accomplish all his chores. Maui sets out to capture the sun, succeeds, and lengthens the hours of daylight. Suggested level: junior, primary.

ISBN 9780143505181
Published 28 November 2011 by Penguin
Interest Age 4-12 years
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Samoan Heroes
 

Samoan Heroes (Paperback)

By Riley, David; Illustrated by Mulipola, Michel

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Samoan Heroes tells the inspirational stories of achievers who have Samoan ancestry. It includes legends like Sina and Tigilau; historical figures such as Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III and Salamasina; and contemporary heroes like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Judge Ida Malosi, Troy Pol ...

ISBN 9780473315047
Published 1 June 2015
Interest Age 10-18 years
Series Pasifika Heroes
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One Small Island

One Small Island (Hardback)

By Lester, Alison; Tulloch, Coral

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Macquarie Island lies in the Southern Ocean, between Antarctica and New Zealand. A speck of green in the vast, windswept sea, it is a haven for many creatures that live above and below the waves. This title tells the story of this remote and precious World Heritage Site.

ISBN 9780670072361
Published 1 August 2011 by Penguin
Interest Age 4-12 years
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Sa i le 'amataga le 'Upu: In the Beginning Was the Word
 

Sa i le 'amataga le 'Upu: In the Beginning Was the Word (Hardback)

By Fa'afili, Tuiataga Fa'afili A. L.

Words serve as an admirable witness to both history and change. Words determine our ideologies and shape our reality. This book is a collection of Samoan words as it was prior to 1830, including introduced words from the English, Latin, Hebrew, Greek , as well as Samoan words wit ...

ISBN 9780473323912
Published 10 July 2015 by NZ / SP Author Self Published
Interest Age All ages
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Decolonisation in Aotearoa: Education, Research and Practice
 

Decolonisation in Aotearoa: Education, Research and Practice (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

Edited by Lee-Morgan, Jenny; Hutchings, Jessica

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This book examines decolonisation and Maori education in Aotearoa New Zealand in ways that seeks to challenge, unsettle and provoke for change. Editors Jessica Hutchings and Jenny Lee-Morgan have drawn together leading Maori writers and intellectuals on topics that are at the ...

ISBN 9780947509170
Published 1 January 2016 by NZCER Press
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Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century
  

Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century (Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title)

By Belich, James

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This is the first volume in a two volume set that provides a detailed history of New Zealand. Belich covers the Polynesian background, Maori settlement and "pre-contact" history, Maori-European relations to 1900 and Pakeha colonisation and settlement.

ISBN 9780143007043
Published 7 May 2007 by Penguin
Interest Age All ages
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Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971-1981
 

Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971-1981 (Paperback)

By Anae, Melani; Tamu, Leilani; Iuli, Lautofa; Edited by Burgoyne, Leilani

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"Polynesian Panthers records the Pacific rights and social activist movement in New Zealand, told by those who were there. Forming in 1971, the Polynesian Panthers sought to raise consciousness and took action in response to the racism and discrimination Pacific peoples faced in ...

ISBN 9781775502050
Published 1 November 2015 by Huia Publishers
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Air

Air (Paperback)

By Glass, Lisa

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Should a summer romance remain just that? The thrilling follow-up to Blue.

ISBN 9781848663428
Published 28 July 2015 by Hachette Children's Books
Interest Age 12-19 years
Series Blue
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