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              The School of Restoration: The Story of One Ugandan Woman Who Has Given Hope to Hundreds of Female Survivors of War and Violence

              The School of Restoration: The Story of One Ugandan Woman Who Has Given Hope to Hundreds of Female Survivors of War and Violence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Achan, Alice; Tyndale, Philippa

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              Alice Achan was only twelve years old when the Lord's Resistance Army began to terrorise her peaceful village in northern Uganda. She spent five years on the run from the brutalities of the LRA, and then became the caretaker of her brother's young children after their mother died... of HIV/Aids. When her nieces were diagnosed with HIV/Aids Alice knew it was only a matter of time until it killed them, but she looked after them until the end. Their deaths plunged her into depression, which only began to lift after she took a teenage girl under her wing, who'd been kidnapped and raped by the LRA, and now had a baby by her rapists. Spurred on by her friend's plight, Alice established an organisation called CCF Pader to house and nurture young female victims of the sexual violence that was such a brutal trademark of the LRA's campaign. Out of this was to rise The Pader Girl's Academy - nicknamed 'the School of Restoration'. It has now helped hundreds of young girls, many of whom were left with babies and often HIV as a consequence of their rape and sexual enslavement. These were girls, women and children that no one wanted, yet whose humanity and potential Alice recognised. The School of Restoration teaches them skills to help them find work, educates them in the care and rearing of healthy children, and above all gives them back their identity and dignity. It is a profound and meaningful response to the outrage of sexual violence used as a weapon of war, and a beacon of light in the broader campaign of educating girls as a means of fighting poverty and raising living standards across Africa. Written in Alice's powerful yet understated voice, The School of Restoration is a compelling story about hope, forgiveness, redemption, and the human capacity to survive and even thrive against the backdrop of war and chaos.
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              ISBN 9781760875121
              Published NZ 17 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Ben Braver and the Vortex of Doom: the Super Life of Ben Braver 3

              Ben Braver and the Vortex of Doom: the Super Life of Ben Braver 3 (Paperback)

              By Emerson, Marcus

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              Ben Braver has one day to save the world. The students of Kepler Academy are under threat...again. And, this time, so is the rest of the world. Ben Braver might just be humanity's only hope. Ben will have to overcome all kinds of enemies, including a reckless time-traveller, the ...Abandoned Children and The Reaper. But not everyone is who they seem - and when Ben finally gets his superpower, will he learn to use it in time to save everyone from total destruction? Ben Braver is no match for a band of super villains - is he? From the author of the bestselling Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja series, Ben Braver and the Vortex of Doom is the action-packed finale to the hilarious, fast-paced and outrageous adventures of an ordinary kid living an extraordinary life.
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              ISBN 9781760631703
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 7-12 years
              Series SUPER LIFE OF BEN BRAVER
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              An Alice Girl

              An Alice Girl (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Heaslip, Tanya

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              As far as our eyes could see were miles upon miles of emptiness, huge blue skies and bare earth. We heard pink cockatoos squawk in the gum trees, and crickets click and clack at night, but it was also a place of silence. There was not a person or town to be seen. We could shout i...nto the hills and hear our voices echo back to us. We could lie on our backs at night and imagine the sky of stars swallowing us whole. We could die out here under the savage summer sun and our bones would turn white and dissolve in the dry winds. Nobody would ever know we'd been there. We thought that was kind of exciting. Whether working the mobs of cattle with the stockmen, playing cattleduffing on horseback or singing and doing lessons at their School of the Air desks, Tanya Heaslip and her siblings led a childhood unimaginable to many Australians. Growing up on Bond Springs Station, a vast and isolated cattle property just north of Alice Springs, Tanya tells of wild rides, of making far-flung friends over the Air. the dangers, the fun and the back-breaking work. But while M'Lis, Brett and Benny loved riding hard and furiously, Tanya's heart was always back at the homestead with her books and stories. As the eldest child though her added responsibility was to look after the littler ones so she was by their sides, dealing with snakes, the threat of bushfires and broken bones. Tanya's parents, Janice and Grant 'the Boss' Heaslip, were pioneers. They developed Bond Springs Station where water was scarce, where power was dependent on generators and where a trip to town for supplies meant a full day's journey. Grant was determined to teach his children how to survive in this severe environment and his lessons were often harsh. In a childhood that most would consider very tough, Tanya tells of this precious time with raw honesty, humour, love and kindness. This is the story of an Alice girl.
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              ISBN 9781760529772
              Published NZ 19 May 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader
               

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

              By Duff, Michelle

              Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, is lauded as one of the world's most influential people. Her rise to power has been stellar. In 2017 she became leader of the Labour party just seven weeks before the election at which she claimed the top job.

              ISBN 9781988547572
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              More Than a Kick: Footy, the Photo and Me

              More Than a Kick: Footy, the Photo and Me (Paperback)

              By Castles, Jennifer; Harris, Tayla

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              AFLW player Tayla Harris was at work on the footy field when she kicked a goal. A photo of the kick - taken by Michael Willson - showcased her incredible athletic ability and was posted online. What happened next was an extraordinary turning point in Tayla's life. The photo quick...ly became iconic as Tayla stood strong against the online trolls. This is the inspiring story of Tayla's stellar sporting career so far, and her hard-earned advice to young people navigating the ups and downs of social media. 'Tayla is showing young women that you can wear glitzy gowns and rock stilettos, and you can also be a hardcore athlete who sweats and spits and kicks the footy, as well as a total dag in trackydacks with food-stains on your front.' - Patty Kinnersly, CEO of Our Watch 'The best way to show them is to show them up.' - Warren Harris (Tayla's dad)
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              ISBN 9781760525804
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Love That Remains: An Extraordinary Memoir About Secrets, Life's Shocking Twists and Unconditional Love

              The Love That Remains: An Extraordinary Memoir About Secrets, Life's Shocking Twists and Unconditional Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Francis, Susan

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              Susan Hull was a 52-year-old school teacher when she finally met the great love of her life, Wayne Francis. He was a gentle giant of a man, aged in his late fifties, bookish and attentive. Two years after they met, they married, sold everything they owned, and threw in their jobs... - to embark on a grand adventure. But things did not go to plan...
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              ISBN 9781760876722
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster's Meditations on Life

              She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster's Meditations on Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ward, Donna

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              She I Dare Not Name is a rollercoaster ride, like life, that takes us deep into a woman's experience. It enriched me, leaving me with much to think about. Donna is frank and generous, analytical in a way that makes her story our story . . . and any human will find themself in the...re. -Susan Wyndham, author and former literary editor at the Sydney Morning Herald Astonishing. Luminous. A book about being human. She I Dare Not Name: A spinster's meditations on life is a compelling collection of fiercely intelligent, deeply intimate, lyrical reflections on the life of a woman who stands on the threshold of two millennia. Both manifesto and confession, this moving memoir explores the meaning and purpose Donna Ward has discovered in a life lived entirely without a partner and children. The book describes a life lived on the edge of a world built in the shape of couples and families. Rippling through these pages is the way a spinster, or a bachelor, or any of us for that matter, contends with the prejudice and stigma of being different. With courage and astounding honesty Donna uncovers the challenge of living with more solitude than anticipated and what it is like to walk the road through midlife and beyond alone. And she reveals how she found home and discovered herself within it. Funny, sharp, wise and wry, She I Dare Not Name shows how reading saved this spinster's life, and how friends and writing and walking bring a contentment and sense of achievement Donna never thought possible.
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              ISBN 9781760876296
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse

              Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse (Paperback)

              By Pybus, Cassandra

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              The haunting story of the extraordinary Aboriginal woman behind the myth of 'the last Tasmanian Aborigine'.

              ISBN 9781760529222
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Peta Lyre's Rating Normal

              Peta Lyre's Rating Normal (Paperback)

              By Whateley, Anna

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              'I'm Peta Lyre,' I mumble. Look people in the eye if you can, at least when you greet them. I try, but it's hard when she is smiling so big, and leaning in. Peta Lyre is far from typical. The world she lives in isn't designed for the way her mind works, but when she follows her t...herapist's rules for 'normal' behaviour, she can almost fit in without attracting attention. When a new girl, Sam, starts at school, Peta's carefully structured routines start to crack. But on the school ski trip, with romance blooming and a newfound confidence, she starts to wonder if maybe she can have a normal life after all. When things fall apart, Peta must decide whether all the old rules still matter. Does she want a life less ordinary, or should she keep her rating normal? A moving and joyful own voices debut.
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              ISBN 9781760525309
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Easter Bunnyroo

              The Easter Bunnyroo (Hardback)

              By Chambers, Susannah; Illustrated by Wood, Laura

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              When Dad rescues Ruby the joey, Charlie begins to suspect she is really the Easter Bunny. After all: Ruby has long ears and big feet. Ruby is very good at jumping. Ruby has a built-in basket for carrying Easter eggs. Although, there could be a problem - how will Ruby know what to... do? Luckily, Charlie can teach her what she needs to know. A fun family story about Easter traditions and an understandable misunderstanding, from the award-winning author of The Snow Wombat and the popular illustrator of The Cow Tripped Over the Moon.
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              ISBN 9781760635015
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 3-5 years
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