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Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference

Mophead: How Your Difference Makes a Difference (Hardback)

By Tusitala Marsh, Selina

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At school, Selina is teased for her big, frizzy hair. Kids call her `mophead'. She ties her hair up this way and that way and tries to fit in. Until one day - Sam Hunt plays a role - Selina gives up the game. She decides to let her hair out, to embrace her difference, to be WILD!... Selina takes us through special moments in her extraordinary life. She becomes one of the first Pasifika women to hold a PhD. She reads for the Queen of England and Samoan royalty. She meets Barack Obama. And then she is named the New Zealand Poet Laureate. She picks up her special tokotoko, and notices something. It has wild hair coming out the end. It looks like a mop. A kid on the Waiheke ferry teases her about it. So she tells him a story . . . This is an inspirational graphic memoir, full of wry humour, that will appeal to young readers and adults alike. Illustrated with wit and verve by the author - NZ's bestselling Poet Laureate - Mophead tells the true story of a New Zealand woman realising how her difference can make a difference.
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ISBN 9781869408985
Published NZ 10 Oct 2019
Publisher Auckland University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781869408985
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Published 10 Oct 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tusitala Marsh, Selina
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Indigenous Peoples
Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
New Zealand Curriculum
Social Science
Number of Pages 88
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 821.92
Weight 333g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Individuality, Difference (Psychology), Poets, New Zealand, Racism - New Zealand, Pacific Islanders - New Zealand
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;Children/juvenile