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            Refugee

            Refugee (Paperback)

            By Gratz, Alan

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            Three different kids. One mission in common: ESCAPE. Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing h...er country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety and freedom in America. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe. All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangersfrom drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end
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            ISBN 9781742997681
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Coastwatcher
              

            Coastwatcher (Paperback)

            By Hill, David

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            • Pub Date
              10 Aug 21

            Award-winning David Hill's exciting WW2 novel for tweens and teens inspired by the coastwatchers of Operation Pacific. 'It's not going to be a cushy job, young Benson. You're on your own. If a snake takes a mouthful of you, there's no medics to help. Japs will be looking for you.... Far as they're concerned, you're spies. And when a spy gets captured, remember . . .' It's 1943 and 19-year-old radio operator Frank Benson is shipped out to the Japanese-occupied Solomon Islands to become a coastwatcher. Equipped with a wireless set and two companions, radio assistant Wally and Les, a gruff but experienced soldier, his mission is to keep tabs on the enemy and transmit coded information back to HQ. In the dense jungle the men meet a young Solomon Islander. A'ata says he has something vital to show them. Frank's instincts are to trust him, but Les disagrees. What if it's a trap to deliver them to the Japanese? No training could have prepared Frank for this - and their survival depends on his next decision.
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            ISBN 9780143775966
            Published NZ 10 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            My Nz Story: Stop the Tour
             

            My Nz Story: Stop the Tour (Paperback)

            By Nagelkerke, Bill

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            ISBN 9781775437178
            Published NZ 1 Jul 2021
            Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            Mission Girl
             

            Mission Girl (Paperback, New edition)

            By Beale, Fleur

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            When her tribe is defeated in battle, Atapo is captured and becomes a slave of her enemies. Freedom seems impossible; the penalty for runaway slaves is death. But when sickness strikes the village, Atapo is blamed-and now it is even more dangerous to stay. To save her life, she e...scapes to the Pakeha mission station at Paihia. There, Atapo is taught to read and write, and learns of the threat to Maori by some unscrupulous settlers greedy for land. Against the backdrop of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, Atapo discovers how her education can save her tribal lands and help her reclaim her destiny as the guiding star of her people.
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            ISBN 9781775436188
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

            The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)

            By Boyne, John

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            Nine-years-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the Fury? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With'? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is... only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone.
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            ISBN 9780099572862
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Katipo Joe Book #2: Spycraft
             

            Katipo Joe Book #2: Spycraft (Paperback)

            By Falkner, Brian

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            The astonishing journey of teenager Joseph St George (Katipo Joe) continues. Recruited by MI5, this time Joe is on a mission to infiltrate an elite group of Hitler Youth.

            ISBN 9781775436607
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Displaced
             

            Displaced (Paperback)

            By Sanders, Cristina

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            An enthralling historical novel of immigration, courage and first love from an award-winning New Zealand author. Eloise and her family must leave Cornwall on a treacherous sea journey to start a new life in 1870s colonial New Zealand. On the ship across, Eloise meets Lars, a Norw...egian labourer travelling below decks, and their lives begin to intertwine. When her brother disappears, her father leaves and the family are left to fend for themselves in their new home, Eloise must find the strength to stand up for what she believes in and the people she loves.
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            ISBN 9781760653347
            Published NZ 5 May 2021
            Publisher Walker Books Australia
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Calling
              

            The Calling (Paperback)

            By Beale, Fleur

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            'Dreams were dangerous things.' It was the dream of Molly's dying mother that she would become a nun. It isn't, however, the dream of her Methodist father, who wants her to marry. But what is her true calling and how can she follow it? As the 19th century draws to an end, Molly s...earches out the extraordinary nun Mother Mary Joseph Aubert to find out. 'One of the most consistently accomplished and versatile writers for teenagers in the country' - The New Zealand Listener
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            ISBN 9780143774747
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Kakapo Keeper
              

            Kakapo Keeper (Paperback)

            By Buckingham, Gay

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            • Pub Date
              9 Sep 21

            Written in diary form by the assistant of Richard Henry based on Resolution Island from July 1894 to June 1908. Each chapter starts with a lift from the diary of Andrew Burt (14) as he recounts the action of the day.

            ISBN 9781990035050
            Published NZ 9 Sep 2021
            Publisher OneTree House Ltd
            Interest Age Children
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            Canterbury Quake
             

            Canterbury Quake (Paperback, New edition)

            By Wallace, Desna

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            "A re-release of Canterbury Quake for a new audience. Anyone would think Maddys world had crumbled when she didnt get a cell phone for her eleventh birthday. But Maddy soon has far more important things to worry about. In the dark of night, with a terrifying rumble and a deafenin...g roar, the world turns upside down! Suddenly, words like 'liquefaction,' 'aftershocks' and 'state of emergency' bubble to the surface of her vocabulary. As Maddy navigates the bumps and crashes of life after the big quakes, she discovers how strong family ties can be, and finds friendship in the most unlikely of places"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775436324
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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