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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 NZ 16 Apr 2018
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              You Don't Belong Here; How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War
               

              You Don't Belong Here; How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Becker, Elizabeth

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              • Pub Date
                2 Mar 21

              The never-before-told story of three women who courageously reported from the frontlines of the Vietnam War. One spent twenty-three days in captivity. Another jumped off planes to get the perfect aerial shot. The other reported from war-torn slums and villages. Catherine Leroy, F...rankie Fitzgerald and Kate Webb were the first female frontline journalists in the history of the US war reporting. Over the course of the Vietnam War they challenged the rules imposed on them, all in an effort to get the story straight. Using the stories of these three women, Elizabeth Becker traces in Vietnam from the Tet Offensive to the revolution in Cambodia to the American defeat and aftermath. Kate Webb, an Australian reporter was captured by the Vietcong only to continue her fearless reporting after her release. American Frankie Fitzgerald's powerful coverage earned her bylines in The New Yorker, and she became the first female war reporter for the magazine. And at only twenty-two, the French Catherine Leroy was one of the only female photographers in Vietnam. In You Don't Belong Here, Becker tells the story of how three women forged a place for themselves and for generations of female reporters to come.
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              ISBN 9781760641535
              Published NZ 2 Mar 2021
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Shanghai Acrobat
               

              Shanghai Acrobat (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Xue, Jingjing

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                16 Mar 21

              For readers of Mao's Last Dancer comes the inspiring true story of a world-famous acrobat who escaped communist China to begin a new life in Australia. Jingjing Xue was born in China in the 1950s, during one of the worst times in the reign of communist leader Mao Zedong, or Chair...man Mao. Mao's extreme five-year industrialisation plan - the Great Leap Forward - left much of the population starving, destitute and gripped with fear. Jingjing, abandoned to an orphanage as a young boy, was destined to a life of hardship before officials singled him out and enlisted him to train with the Shanghai Acrobatics School. This autobiography tells the moving story of his rise from poverty to become an admired performer in China and beyond - and of his extraordinary escape from Mao's repressive regime to secure his freedom. Set in China from the early years of the communist era, through the turbulent period of the Cultural Revolution, and to a new life in Australia, this is a story of hope and perseverance, of overcoming adversity and of finding a place to belong.
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              ISBN 9781760642549
              Published NZ 16 Mar 2021
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              Some Boys

              Some Boys (Paperback)

              By Thomas, Nelly; Illustrated by Dunk, Sarah

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              Some Boys is the second in a series of kids books aimed at challenging old-fashioned stereotypes about boys and girls. It is a story about how everyone is different and special in their own way. Your boy might like rough, tough, gentle or pretty stuff. He might wear wears shirts,... skirts, hats or plaits. He might get sad sometimes, and mad sometimes. He might feel shy sometimes and want to fly sometimes! Some Boys says it's all good - all boys can be whoever they want. Written by Australian comedian Nelly Thomas, Some Boys encourages all boys to be free of stereotypes and other kids - and adults - to allow them to be. Read Some Boys and Some Girls with the young kids in your life and show them early thata oALL KIDS CAN BE WHOEVER THEY WANTo!
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              ISBN 9781760640897
              Published NZ 3 Sep 2018
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              Car Crash: A Memoir
               

              Car Crash: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Blaine, Lech

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                30 Mar 21

              Lech Blaine was just seventeen when he was in a crash that killed his best friends and changed his life. On an evening in 2009, seven teenage boys piled into a car to go to a party. They never arrived. The driver - who was not drunk or high - made a routine error and then overcor...rected. The vehicle flew off the road. One passenger died on impact. Others were flung from the car. Lech walked away uninjured. In the aftermath, two more died in hospital and one was left disabled, in an incident that convulsed their rural community. Crippled by guilt, Lech turned to social media, cultivating a persona as the ultimate 'grateful survivor'. Over time, he spiralled into risk-taking and depression. His public bravado fell away as he tried to accept how an accident - one wretched error of youth and inexperience - had changed the trajectory of so many lives. How do we grieve in an age of social media? How does tragedy shape a community? And how does a boy on the cusp of manhood develop a sense of self when his world has exploded? This stunning memoir pulls no punches. It marks Lech Blaine as a writer to watch.
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              ISBN 9781863959698
              Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
              Publisher Black Inc
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              The Beat of Life: A surgeon reveals the secrets of the heart

              The Beat of Life: A surgeon reveals the secrets of the heart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Friedl, Reinhard

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              The heart is our most important - and perhaps most mysterious - organ. Every day it pumps 9000 litres of blood and beats around 100,000 times. But the heart is more than just a pump. In all major human cultures, it is seen as the source of love, sympathy, joy, courage, strength a...nd wisdom. Why is this so? Having witnessed the extraordinary complexity and unpredictability of human hearts in the operating theatre - each one individual in its make-up, like a fingerprint - heart surgeon Reinhard Friedl went on a search for answers. He examined closely the latest findings in neurocardiology and psychocardiology, and in The Beat of Life he shares his discoveries. In the tradition of Giulia Enders' Gut and Norman Doidge's The Brain That Changes Itself, he uses riveting personal stories to illustrate the complex relationship between the heart, the brain and the psyche. The Beat of Life ends with a plea- that we recognise the heart's wisdom and adopt a more heart-centred way of living, which will lead to greater health.
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              ISBN 9781760642570
              Published NZ 2 Feb 2021
              Publisher Black Inc
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              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader
               

              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chapman, Madeleine

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              Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is a leader for a new generation, one tired of inertia in the face of pressing issues such as climate change, immigration and the rise of far-right terrorism. Ardern was catapulted onto the international stage with her grace and compas...sion following the Christchurch mosque shooting. Oprah Winfrey invited us to 'channel our inner Jacindas' as praise for Ardern flooded headlines and social media. The world's youngest female head of government, and only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office, Ardern describes herself as a progressive and a social democrat. In this revealing biography, journalist Madeleine Chapman discovers the woman behind the headlines. Politically engaged from an early age, Ardern has encountered her fair share of sexism, but rather than let that harden her she advocates 'rising above' critics. In her first press conference, she announced an election campaign of 'relentless positivity'. The tactic was a resounding success- donations poured in and Labour rebounded in the polls. But can Ardern live up to her promise? What does her new style of leadership look like in practice? And what can we learn from the world's reaction to this inspiring leader?
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              ISBN 9781760641818
              Published NZ 30 Mar 2020
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              Return to Uluru
               

              Return to Uluru (Hardback)

              By McKenna, Mark

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                2 Mar 21

              When Mark McKenna set out to write a history of the centre of Australia, he had no idea what he would discover. One event in 1934 - the shooting at Uluru of Aboriginal man Yokunnuna by white policeman Bill McKinnon, and subsequent Commonwealth inquiry - stood out as a mirror of r...acial politics in the Northern Territory at the time. But then, through speaking with the families of both killer and victim, McKenna unearthed new evidence that transformed the historical record and the meaning of the event for today. As he explains, 'Every thread of the story connected to the present in surprising ways.' In a sequence of powerful revelations, McKenna explores what truth-telling and reconciliation look like in practice. Return to Uluru brings a cold case to life. It speaks directly to the Black Lives Matter movement, but is completely Australian. Recalling Chloe Hooper's The Tall Man, it is superbly written, moving, and full of astonishing, unexpected twists. Ultimately it is a story of recognition and return, which goes to the very heart of the country. At the centre of it all is Uluru, the sacred site where paths fatefully converged. 'I feel sure that it will become an Australian classic, not the first of its kind, but certainly the most powerful narrative I have read of frontier injustice and its resonance in our lives today.'-Marcia Langton
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              ISBN 9781760642556
              Published NZ 2 Mar 2021
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              Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet

              Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet (Paperback)

              By Camerini, Valentina; Illustrated by Carratello, Veronica Veci

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              Greta's story is about hope, courage and determination. You are never too young to make a difference. It's 20 August 2018, late summer in Stockholm, and it feels incredibly hot in the city. The TV news reports rising temperatures, and there have been numerous fires throughout Swe...den. Fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg decides she can't wait any longer- politicians have to do something to save the environment. Instead of returning to school, Greta takes a placard and goes on strike in front of Sweden's parliament building. Greta's protest began the Fridays for Future - or School Strike 4 Climate - movement, which millions have now joined around the world. Greta has spoken at COP24, the UN summit on climate change, and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This is her story, but also that of many other girls and boys around the world willing to fight against the indifference of the powerful for a better future. For readers aged 9 to 12.
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              ISBN 9781760642198
              Published NZ 19 Aug 2019
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              Interest Age Children
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              Growing Up Asian in Australia
               

              Growing Up Asian in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Pung, Alice

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              Asian-Australians are known to each other and the outside world by many labels: quiet achiever, FOB, gangster chigger, mainlander, banana. But are these labels based on some degree of truth or only fiction? What is it like to grow up Asian in Australia?

              ISBN 9781863951913
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2008
              Publisher Black Inc
              Interest Age 13+ years
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