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              I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

              I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Paperback, Young Readers ed)

              By Yousafzai, Malala; McCormick, Patricia

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              Written by Malala for her peers, this is a brand new look at the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon.

              ISBN 9781780622163
              Released NZ 13 Oct 2015
              Publisher Hachette Children's Books
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              A Natural Year: Living Simply Through the Seasons
                

              A Natural Year: Living Simply Through the Seasons (Paperback)

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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              A Natural Year follows writer Wendyl Nissen's life in the peaceful New Zealand countryside over one year. It's the story of what happens in her garden, her kitchen and her life over twelve months, and the thoughts inspired by each passing season. She writes about the freedom that... she has found in ageing and the joy that comes along with it. She addresses her depression, anxiety and the mental well-being she's gained from her back-to-basics lifestyle and the practical things she does to live in a sustainable, natural way. With photographs taken at her home in Northland, Wendyl shares 100 new recipes, including how to make yeast from grapes, yoghurt using chilli stalks and many others she has discovered. In a world which can be full of stress and confusion, A Natural Year is a guide to a simpler, less complicated life.
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              ISBN 9781988547312
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast
               

              The Longest Day: Standing Up to Depression and Tackling the Coast to Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Calman, Matt

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              Matt Calman's most consistent tool for dealing with problems throughout his life was alcohol. But it got to the stage where he was no longer willing to put up with the dark side of his drinking. So he quit. But the problems that had been simmering away for most of his life merely... came to a head. It led to a major depressive phase with panic attacks and thoughts of suicide. After reaching rock-bottom, Matt began the slow climb to rebuild himself with a much stronger foundation. Finally he was ready to find something, or for something to find him. It could have been anything. It just happened to be the Coast to Coast Multisport World Championships, the toughest endurance race in New Zealand. The Longest Day outlines Matt's path back from the depths of depression, his struggles to learn to run, cycle and kayak at an elite level, and the culmination of all that training: his Coast to Coast race. The book explores the parallels between the inner landscape (his journey to wellbeing) and the outer landscape (the world around him and tackling the Coast to Coast). Through his training he learns about process rather than outcome, and how true success and enjoyment is embedded in the journey (not the destination). Matt is a brave, honest writer with a talent for articulating what is going on inside his head.
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              ISBN 9781988547305
              Published NZ 18 Feb 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Persepolis I & II

              Persepolis I & II (Paperback, Film Tie-In)

              By Satrapi, Marjane

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              Tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. This book paints a portrait of daily life in Iran and of th...e contradictions between home life and public life.
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              ISBN 9780099523994
              Released NZ 1 May 2008
              Publisher Vintage
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              Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness
                

              Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ahmed, Farid

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              • Pub Date
                3 Mar 20

              Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed. They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack. This book tells Husna's story, describing the day of the attack - in al...l of its normal, mundane detail up until the tragedy, and then the horrendous tragedy of what followed. Interwoven with this is the story of Husna's life, telling of the selflessness and bravery with which she lived her life. As well as looking after her paraplegic husband, Husna was an important member of the community, helping women when they were giving birth, running classes for children and helping many others. Her last selfless act was going back into the mosque to look for her husband on that fateful day. She had already led the other women and children to safety. Tragically she was shot. Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, quite incredibly, forgives the alleged killer. His remarkable philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love is an example of how religion and faith, through personal application, can be a tool for navigating the most horrific of tragedies.
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              ISBN 9781988547480
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              We Can Make a Life
               

              We Can Make a Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Henry, Chessie

              • RRP: $35.00
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              Hours after the 2011 Christchuch Earthquake, Kaikoura-based doctor Chris Henry crawled through the burning CTV building to rescue those who were trapped. Six years later, his daughter Chessie interviews him in an attempt to understand the trauma that led her father to burnout.

              ISBN 9781776561940
              Published NZ 9 Aug 2018
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader
                

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

              By Chapman, Madeleine

              • RRP: $40.00
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              • Pub Date
                30 Mar 20

              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
              Publisher Black Inc
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              The Divorce Diaries
                

              The Divorce Diaries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Quigley, Sarah

              • RRP: $38.00
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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              Funny, honest, confronting, wise, this is a compelling and bitter-sweet true story of breaking up and breaking through. 'I hear you're divorced?' a friend greets me. 'Congratulations!' The Divorce Diaries outlines the difficult and often heart-breaking process of leaving a marria...ge and beginning again. Sarah Quigley has garnered numerous accolades, including Column of the Year in the MPA Awards, for her magazine articles on the subject. Now she revisits the tumultuous months leading up to exiting her marriage - and the equally confusing emotions that follow. Living in a tiny rooftop apartment, surrounded by glossy millionaire neighbours. Overcoming grief, guilt and regret, while learning to enjoy being alone again. Taking the first tentative steps into a changed world of dating. Quigley shares both her darkest and most hilarious moments as a divorcee, all played out against the colourful bohemian backdrop of her adopted city, Berlin. Ultimately, this book traces rediscovering a belief in love.
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              ISBN 9780143772941
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

              Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Glenconner, Anne

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              The remarkable life of Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret who was also a Maid of Honour at the Queen's Coronation - and is a character in The Crown this autumn. Anne Glenconner reveals the real events behind The Crown as well as her own life of drama, tragedy and courage, with ...the wonderful wit and extraordinary resilience which define her.
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              ISBN 9781529359077
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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              Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading

              Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading (Paperback)

              By Mangan, Lucy

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              She was whisked away to Narnia - and Kirrin Island - and Wonderland. Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life - prompting endless re-readings, rediscoveries, and, inevitably, fierce debate - and brilliantly uses them to tell her own story, th...at of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm.
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              ISBN 9781784709228
              Released NZ 7 May 2019
              Publisher Vintage
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