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            Jacinda Ardern
              

            Jacinda Ardern (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Duff, Michelle

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            'Sincere, intent, focused, and always readable. [This] book gets to a truth, and an understanding.' Steve Braunias, Newsroom Michelle Duff delves into Ardern's beginnings in small-town New Zealand, discovering a nose-ringed teen fighting for equality and her own identity in a dev...out Mormon family. Duff tracks Ardern's political career, from being dismissed as a 'show pony' to her compassion during one of New Zealand's biggest tragedies, the Christchurch mosque terror attack of 2019. In its aftermath, Ardern has become a global icon for her strength and decisiveness while uniting a country in shock and mourning. Ardern attracted international headlines for being the second world leader to give birth while in office. But why was having a baby so meaningful, and what does it say about the continued struggle for gender equality? Has Ardern really been a transcendent leader, and what enduring mark might she leave on the political landscape? This is an engrossing and powerful exploration of one of the most intriguing political stories of our time - telling us as much about one young woman's ascendancy as it does about the country that elected her.
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            ISBN 9781988547572
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

            Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (Hardback)

            By Favilli, Elena; Cavallo, Francesca

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            What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the glo...be, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.
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            ISBN 9780141986005
            Released NZ 20 Mar 2017
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children
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            I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

            I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban (Paperback, Young Readers Edition)

            By Yousafzai, Malala; Lamb, Christina

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            The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.

            ISBN 9781780226583
            Released NZ 14 Oct 2014
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains
             

            When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By Neumann, Ariana

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            'It's not always a grim story. Alongside anger and despair there is love and hope. But the message is stark. This is the way bullies work. When Time Stopped is more than just history. It's a warning.' Michael Palin In this remarkably moving memoir Ariana Neumann dives into the se...crets of her father's past: years spent hiding in plain sight in wartorn Berlin, the annihilation of dozens of family members in the Holocaust, and the courageous choice to build anew. In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German-occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in a stretch of river forbidden to Jews. He was transported to Auschwitz. Eighteen days later his prisoner number was entered into the morgue book. Of thirty-four Neumann family members, twenty-five were murdered by the Nazis. One of the survivors was Hans Neumann, who, to escape the German death net, travelled to Berlin and hid in plain sight under the Gestapo's eyes. What Hans experienced was so unspeakable that, when he built an industrial empire in Venezuela, he couldn't bring himself to talk about it. All his daughter Ariana knew was that something terrible had happened. When Hans died, he left Ariana a small box filled with letters, diary entries and other memorabilia. Ten years later Ariana finally summoned the courage to have the letters translated and she began reading. What she discovered launched her on a worldwide search that would deliver indelible portraits of a family loving, finding meaning, and trying to survive amid the worst that can be imagined. When Time Stopped is an unputdownable detective story and an epic family memoir, spanning nearly ninety years and crossing oceans. Neumann brings each relative to vivid life. In uncovering her father's story after all these years, she discovers nuance and depth to her own history and liberates poignant and thought-provoking truths about the threads of humanity that connect us all.
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            ISBN 9781471192937
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Franci's War
             

            Franci's War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Epstein, Franci

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            • Pub Date
              31 Mar 20

            In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek Epstein arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her six-year journey through several camps during the Second World War, from Terezin to Ausc...hwitz-Birkenau, to forced labor in Hamburg and finally Bergen-Belsen. After the camp's liberation by the British in April 1945, she returned to Prague, a survivor. Franci was known in her group as the Prague seamstress. Hers is a story of ingenuity and endurance- she pretended to be an electrican to escape the Auschwitz selection, secretly fighting for the survival of her fellow inmates. Franci also gives voice to the darker side of women in war - rape and prostitiution - offering an insight into the resilience of people in an unknowable situation.
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            ISBN 9780241441107
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China
             

            Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China (Hardback)

            By Chang, Jung

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            The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were active at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that `One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country', but the Soong sisters ...were far more than these caricatures.
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            ISBN 9781910702789
            Released NZ 17 Oct 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Sisters of Auschwitz: The true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory

            The Sisters of Auschwitz: The true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory (Hardback)

            By Iperen, Roxane van

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            The international bestselling and life-affirming story of female bravery, Jewish Nazi resistance and surviving the horrors of Auschwitz

            ISBN 9781841883731
            Released NZ 14 Nov 2019
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Legacy Trilogy
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            The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz - Costa Book of the Year 2019

            The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz - Costa Book of the Year 2019 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fairweather, Jack

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            This is the first full story of his amazing journey, drawing on exclusive family papers and recently declassified files as well as unpublished accounts from the camp's fighters to show how he saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

            ISBN 9780753545171
            Released NZ 18 Jun 2019
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse
             

            Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pybus, Cassandra

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            • Pub Date
              3 Mar 20

            'At last, a book to give Truganini the proper attention she deserves.' - Gaye Sculthorpe, Curator of Oceania, The British Museum Cassandra Pybus' ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island, just off the coast of south-east... Tasmania, throughout the 1850s and 1860s. As a child, Cassandra didn't know this woman was Truganini, and that she was walking over the country of her clan, the Nuenonne, of whom she was the last. The name of Truganini is vaguely familiar to most Australians as 'the last of her race'. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy: the extinction of the original people of Tasmania within her lifetime. For nearly seven decades she lived through a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than most human imaginations could conjure. She is a hugely significant figure in Australian history and we should know about how she lived, not simply that she died. Her life was much more than a regrettable tragedy. Now Cassandra has examined the original eyewitness accounts to write Truganini's extraordinary story. A lively, intelligent, sensual young woman, Truganini managed to survive the devastating decade of the 1820s when the clans of south-eastern Tasmania were all but extinguished. Taken away from Bruny Island in 1830, she spent five years on a journey around Tasmania, across rugged highland and through barely penetrable forests, with the self-styled missionary George Augustus Robinson, who was collecting all the surviving people to send them into exile on Flinders Island. She managed to avoid a long incarceration on Flinders Island when Robinson took her to Victoria where she was implicated in the murder of two white men. Acquitted of murder, she was returned to Tasmania where she lived for another thirty-five years. Her story is both inspiring and heart-wrenching, and it is told in full in this book for the first time.
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            ISBN 9781760529222
            Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            A Drop in the Ocean: Lawrence MacEwen and the Isle of Muck
             

            A Drop in the Ocean: Lawrence MacEwen and the Isle of Muck (Paperback)

            By Pullar, Polly

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            Polly Pullar tells the fascinating tale of one of the Hebrides unique thriving small communities through the colourful anecdotes of Lawrence MacEwen, whose family have owned the island since 1896. A wonderfully benevolent, and eccentric character, his passion and love for the isl...and and its continuing success, has always been of the utmost importance. He has kept diaries all his life and delves deep into them, unveiling a uniquely human story, punctuated with liberal amounts of humour, as well as heart-rending tragedy, always dominated by the vagaries of the sea. Here are tales of coal puffers and livestock transportation on steamers and small boats, extraordinary chance meetings and adventures that eventually led him to finding his wife Jenny, on the island of Soay. It's a book about the small hard-grafting community of 30 souls on this fertile island of just 1500 acres.
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            ISBN 9781912476527
            Released NZ 10 Oct 2019
            Publisher Birlinn General
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