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            Sonny Bill Williams: You can't stop the sun from shining
             

            Sonny Bill Williams: You can't stop the sun from shining (Hardback)

            By Williams, Sonny Bill; Duff, Alan

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            Sonny Bill Williams (SBW) is a once in a hundred-year athlete with immense sporting talent in Rugby League, Rugby Union and Boxing. Sonny Bill has built an incredible career and sporting reputation across the globe. His athleticism has taken him from Auckland, where he grew up, t...o the highest sporting moments in Twickenham, Eden Park and Sydney's Olympic Stadium. But there is so much more to Sonny Bill Williams' life and journey than his on-field and in-the-ring triumphs. Sonny Bill's love of family, his faith, his skill and performance throughout his unparalleled sporting career, his ability to unite a team under pressure, his grace in owning his mistakes, the challenges of leaving home as a young man and dealing with a negative culture and the temptations that followed, and his courage in speaking out for the vulnerable and calling out injustice are all aspects of an inspiring life story. Sonny Bill Williams was the first Muslim to play for the All Blacks. Driven by a fierce moral compass, Sonny Bill Williams thoughtfully and authentically uses his standing and platform as both a UNICEF Ambassador and an elite sportsperson to speak out on political issues that confront the world today and to benefit those struggling in life. He is a dedicated family man, devoted to his faith, committed to his teammates, respectful of his fans and aware that the path he has taken can inspire and empower others. Working with Alan Duff, award-winning author of Once Were Warriors, this will be the must-read autobiography of the year.
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            ISBN 9781869714628
            Published NZ 13 Oct 2021
            Publisher Hachette
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            Steve Hansen: The Legacy
             

            Steve Hansen: The Legacy (Hardback)

            By Paul, Gregor

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            The making of a New Zealand coaching great The revealing biography of the All Blacks' most enigmatic, most successful coach.

            ISBN 9781775541714
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Kids of Snow: The Story of New Zealand's Youngest Olympic Medalists
              

            The Kids of Snow: The Story of New Zealand's Youngest Olympic Medalists (Paperback)

            By Caldwell, Olivia

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 22

            The story of New Zealand's youngest ever Olympians, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Nico Porteous, both just 16 when they competed in PyeongChang, South Korea in 2018. These kids of the snow never expected they could capture a proud sporting nation back home and win hearts with two bron...ze medals within 45 minutes of each other.
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            ISBN 9781990003141
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2022
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            Federer: The Definitive Biography
             

            Federer: The Definitive Biography (Hardback)

            By Bowers, Chris

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            The outstanding English-language biography of the great Swiss star, arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, now exhaustively revised and updated.

            ISBN 9781789463668
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
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            Brad Smeele: My Story
              

            Brad Smeele: My Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smeele, Brad

            • RRP: $39.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Jul 22

            Deeply thoughtful, honest and riveting story of a high-achieving sportsman who became a quadriplegic.

            ISBN 9781988547275
            Published NZ 4 Jul 2022
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            All In: The Autobiography of Billie Jean King

            All In: The Autobiography of Billie Jean King (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Billie Jean

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            An intimate self-portrait encompassing the life, times, and career of one of the most transformative individuals--let alone athletes--of recent times. Journeying from a blue-collar childhood to shatter tennis's exclusive country-club culture, Billie Jean King paved the way for a ...more open, inclusive, and equal sports environment. In her memoir, she takes us behind the scenes of the pro tennis tour, through her five years as the top-ranked woman in the world, her twenty Wimbledon championships, her thirty-nine grand-slam titles, and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous Battle of the Sexes. With her ever-present candour, King also describes the high personal price of public greatness. We see how she struggled to live authentically and the challenges she grappled with beneath the mask of fame, including entrenched sexism, an eating disorder and struggles with her sexual identity until her outing by a former lover led her to embrace her true self. We come to understand how, through it all, her unshakeable integrity, resilience, and sense of purpose allowed her time and again to overcome her obstacles, and, at a few dire moments, to rebound from near ruin. Hers is the story of a pathbreaking fighter for equality, world-class athlete, and an indomitable spirit.
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            ISBN 9780241988459
            Released NZ 9 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Girl Power: Indian Women Who Took On the World
              

            Girl Power: Indian Women Who Took On the World (Paperback)

            By Hiranandani, Neha

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            • Pub Date
              4 Nov 21

            Uncover the stories of some of India's most iconic women. Packed full of facts, this is an unforgettable guide to some of the women that have shaped Indian history.

            ISBN 9780702314247
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Boy: Stirling Moss: A Life in 60 Laps

            The Boy: Stirling Moss: A Life in 60 Laps (Hardback)

            By Williams, Richard

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            A biography of motor racing legend Stirling Moss, told in 50 brief chapters, by the writer who knew him best

            ISBN 9781471198458
            Released NZ 5 May 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Stronger

            Stronger (Hardback)

            By Thomas, Gareth

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            To understand how to empower yourself, first of all you have to recognize and accept your vulnerability. In Stronger, Gareth shares how he has managed to deal with the adversity life has thrown at him over the years, from his school years to his most recent difficult announcement... that he is living with HIV. Gareth's incredible willingness to expose his deepest emotional frailties as a man and come through even stronger as a result have made him a national hero and a role model for us all. Whether he is confronting the physical challenges of an Iron Man, or the mental resilience needed to be true to who you are, or weighing the medals and trophies he's won alongside the mistakes he's made, Gareth is unwaveringly honest. An inspirational rallying call, Stronger is a vital read for anyone who wants to turn their fear into a strength and to not only survive, but to thrive.
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            ISBN 9781529107753
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            All In: The Autobiography of Billie Jean King

            All In: The Autobiography of Billie Jean King (Hardback)

            By King, Billie Jean

            • RRP: $50.00
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            An inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice. In this spirited account, Billie Jean King details her life's journey to find her true ...self. She recounts her groundbreaking tennis career -- six years as the top-ranked woman in the world, twenty Wimbledon championships, thirty-nine grand-slam titles, and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous Battle of the Sexes. She poignantly recalls the cultural backdrop of those years and the profound impact on her worldview from the women's movement, the assassinations and anti-war protests of the 1960s, the civil rights movement, and, eventually, the LGBTQ+ rights movement. She describes the myriad challenges she's hurdled -- entrenched sexism, an eating disorder, near financial ruin after being outed -- on her path to publicly and unequivocally acknowledging her sexual identity at the age of fifty-one. And she talks about how her life today remains one of indefatigable service. She offers insights and advice on leadership, business, activism, sports, politics, marriage equality, parenting, sexuality, and love. She shows how living honestly and openly has had a transformative effect on her relationships and happiness. Hers is the story of a pathbreaking feminist, a world-class athlete, and an indomitable spirit whose impact has transcended even her spectacular achievements in sports.
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            ISBN 9780241430552
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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