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              Cilka'S Journey

              Cilka'S Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Morris, Heather

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              Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other w omen prisoners.... Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love. 'She was the bravest person I ever met' - Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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              ISBN 9781760686048
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Music Advantage: How Learning Music Helps Your Child's Brain and Wellbeing

              The Music Advantage: How Learning Music Helps Your Child's Brain and Wellbeing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Collins, Anita

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              Can learning music help our children learn to read and write? Can playing in an orchestra develop social skills? What is the effect of music on children's brains? In this major new book Dr Anita Collins explains how learning music can bring about huge benefits for children. Dr Co...llins explains the ground-breaking research which shows how playing an instrument can improve language abilities, social skills, concentration, impulse control, emotional development, working memory and planning and strategy skills. Throughout the book Dr Collins provides real-life stories together with practical strategies to show the difference music learning can make to the lives of children from birth to the teenage years. 'Dr Collins' exuberance and infectious enthusiasm shine through as she persuasively argues for the importance of music in every child's education' - Professor Alan Harvey, author of Music, Evolution and the Harmony of Souls
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              ISBN 9781760875886
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
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              Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend

              Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dufty, David

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              As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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              ISBN 9781760876654
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
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              The Commando Way: A Special Forces Commander's Lessons for Life, Leadership and Success

              The Commando Way: A Special Forces Commander's Lessons for Life, Leadership and Success (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Connolly, Bram

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              'To be a good leader you first have to be a good follower, but to be a great leader you have to remember that being a good follower wasn't easy.' Imagine having access to the planning, training and motivational secrets of Australia's most elite military operators; then imagine be...ing able to adapt what they know to your own everyday life. This is what Bram Connolly gives us in this surprising and clear-headed manual for personal leadership, resilience and success. Through the tedium of training as a raw recruit and in the pitch of battle during the war in Afghanistan, Bram Connolly reminds us among other things that it's okay to be bored, that laziness can quickly become an habit, that there are advantages in being scared and that it is okay to let go. Autobiographical, honest, and self-deprecating, The Commando Way offers powerful lessons that can be used in all aspects of life.
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              ISBN 9781760528638
              Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
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              From Stella Street to Amsterdam

              From Stella Street to Amsterdam (Paperback)

              By Honey, Elizabeth

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              When stubborn old Wilhelmina ('Willa') insists she return to Holland for a wedding, Henni is chosen to accompany her. 'Lucky duck! Fantastic opportunity!' That's what everyone in Stella Street said. 'Oh boy, chance of a lifetime.' But they only knew the Stella Street Willa. Reall...y she was a big old mystery. On the long flight to Amsterdam they hit terrible turbulence and Willa, convinced she will die, tells Henni the real reason for her journey - a terrible family secret, going back to the Second World War. But now Henni knows, and when she makes friends with Willa's family she must decide if they should know the truth...
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              ISBN 9781865084541
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
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              Husna's Story
               

              Husna's Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ahmed, Farid

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              Husna Ahmed was a victim of the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack on 15 March 2019. She was shot while looking for her husband, who was in a wheelchair.

              ISBN 9781988547480
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
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              Storm: Elementals 1

              Storm: Elementals 1 (Paperback)

              By Kemmerer, Brigid

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              When Becca Chandler saves Chris Merrick from being beaten up in the school parking lot, she has no idea how dramatically this one action will change her life. Because Chris Merrick is no ordinary guy and neither are his three older brothers. The Merrick boys are Elementals. Hot. ...Powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.
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              ISBN 9781743310663
              Published NZ 1 May 2012
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Elementals
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              Friday on My Mind: The Life of George Young

              Friday on My Mind: The Life of George Young (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Apter, Jeff

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              From his early days with the Easybeats, through his collaboration with partner Harry Vanda as Flash and the Pan and as producers / songwriters for hire with John Paul Young, the Angels, Rose Tattoo, Cheetah, Ted Mulry, Stevie Wright and, most crucially, AC/DC, Young co-wrote, co-...performed and / or co-produced such classics as 'Friday on my Mind', 'Sorry', 'Love is in the Air', 'Evie', 'Yesterday's Hero', 'Down among the Dead Men', 'Hey St Peter', 'Bad Boy for Love', 'Jailbreak' and 'Long Way to the Top'. Young wasn't so much on the charts for the best part of three decades: he and Vanda were the charts. In 2001, APRA voted 'Friday on my Mind' as the 'best and most significant Australian song of the past 75 years.' In 2004, a cover of 1974's 'Evie' by Aussie 'supergroup' the Wrights, hit the number on chart position, a rare occurrence of the same song topping the charts twice. In this long overdue examination of the life and work of George Young, the first book to focus exclusively on him, writer Jeff Apter explores his three key relationships: Young's long and fruitful association with Vanda; his rare ability to maintain a stable married life with his wife Sandra; and the handshake deal with Ted Albert that helped create a music empire. The book also reveals such little-known facts as the accident that almost killed off 'Down among the Dead Men' before its release, and the full story about Vanda's wife's suicide, on the eve of the Easybeats' departure for the UK, which cast a large shadow over the pair throughout their working life.
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              ISBN 9781760875107
              Published NZ 4 Aug 2020
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              No Matter Our Wreckage: A Memoir About Grooming, Betrayal, Trauma and Love

              No Matter Our Wreckage: A Memoir About Grooming, Betrayal, Trauma and Love (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Carey, Gemma

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              My mother knew I was abused as a child. She had read letters sent from my abuser to me...But she never spoke to me about them, or what they described. And she never intervened to stop the abuse...Now she is dying and the past is rising to the surface like a bruise. When Gemma Car...ey was twelve years old, a man twice her age would sneak into her bedroom on a weekly basis and sexually assault her. When Gemma was seventeen, she took the perpetrator to court without anyone else knowing and had him placed on the child sex offenders register. When she was thirty-three, her mother died of cancer. For twenty years, her mother had known about this man. But why had she not acted to protect her daughter? Could the genesis of this betrayal be found in her own family history? No Matter Our Wreckage is the story of past and present colliding. It seeks to capture the complexity of forces which lead to abuse; to understand the intertwined narratives of mothers and daughters and how trauma becomes encoded in our DNA through generations. It explores grooming and the intricacies of consent, and how as a society we have not yet figured out how to deal with these types of crimes or the people who commit them. No Matter Our Wreckage is a powerful, poetic and unflinching memoir about what it means not to matter, and how an extraordinary woman refused to listen to the stories she was being told about herself - by her history, by her abuser, by her mother, by society. It is only by speaking out that Gemma Carey learns she can break free from her past and reclaim her life, her self and her future.
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              ISBN 9781760877675
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
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              By McCormick, Patricia

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              The heart wrenching story of Lakshmi, from Nepal, who is sold into prostitution at the age of 13, and kept captive in Happiness House - where she not only survives, against all odds, but triumphs. Ages 14+.

              ISBN 9781741751055
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2007
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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