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Dawn Raid

Dawn Raid (Hardback)

By Vaeluaga Smith, Pauline
Illustrated by Hunkin, Mat

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Imagine this: You're having an amazing family holiday, one where everyone is there and all 18 of you are squeezed into one house. All of sudden it's 4 o'clock in the morning and there's banging and yelling and screaming. The police are in the house pulling people out of bed ... S...ofia is like most 12-year-old girls in New Zealand. How is she going to earn enough money for those boots? WHY does she have to give that speech at school? Who is she going to be friends with this year? It comes as a surprise to Sofia and her family when her big brother, Lenny, starts talking about protests, overstayers , and injustices against Pacific Islanders by the government. Inspired by the Black Panthers in America, a group has formed called the Polynesian Panthers, who encourage immigrant and Indigenous families across New Zealand to stand up for their rights. Soon the whole family becomes involved in the movement. Told through Sofia's diary entries, with illustrations throughout, Dawn Raid is the story of one ordinary girl living in extraordinary times, learning how to stand up and fight.
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ISBN 9781646140411
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781646140411
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Levine Querido
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Vaeluaga Smith, Pauline
Illustrated by Hunkin, Mat
Category Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Racism, Sexism & Prejudice
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 490g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress New Zealand - Social life and customs, New Zealand - Politics and government - 1972-, New Zealand - Race relations, New Zealand - Social conditions, Polynesian Panther Party
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile