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            Migrants
             

            Migrants (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Watanabe, Issa

            • RRP: $27.99
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            A vital and powerful wordless picture book of courage, loss and hope-everything it takes to migrate to a new landThis book narrates, with extraordinarily powerful images, the journey of a group of animals that leaves behind a leafless forest. It is the story of a great and unique... migration, a journey where borders must be crossed, sacrifices made, loved ones left behind.With forceful simplicity, Migrants shows us the courage migration takes. Death looms throughout the journey. And arriving may mean burying a portion of the past.
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            ISBN 9781776573134
            Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Gecko Press
            Interest Age 5-8 years
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            This Is Us: New Zealanders in our own words
              

            This Is Us: New Zealanders in our own words (Hardback)

            By Carter, Pete

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $31.99
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            This is Us is a collection of over 200 brief interviews with New Zealanders, spanning the length and breadth of the country; from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. It was written in response to the Christchurch terrorist attack but is not about it; it is instead a representation of ...the New Zealand people in their own words. A celebration of the diverse, open, and inclusive communities that exist across New Zealand, This is Us inspires hope by showing the kindness and spirit of everyday people.
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            ISBN 9781775594338
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

            The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Paperback)

            By Wilkerson, Isabel

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $26.25
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            'A landmark piece of non-fiction' Janet Maslin, The New York Times From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is one of the great untold stories of American history: the migration of black citizens who fled the south and went north in search of a better life From 1915 to 1970, a...n exodus of almost six million people would change the face of America. With stunning historical detail, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson gives us this definitive, vividly dramatic account of how these journeys unfolded. Based on interviews with more than a thousand people, and access to new data and official records, The Warmth of Other Suns tells the story of America's Great Migration through the lives of three unique individuals: Ida Mae Gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in Mississippi for Chicago, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, in old age, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, saw his family fall, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career. Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country journeys, as well as how they changed their new homes forever. 'You will never forget these people' Gay Talese 'A brilliant and stirring epic' John Stauffer, Wall Street Journal 'The mass migration of African Americans out of the US south forever changed the country's cultural fabric - and Wilkerson's history of this period is full of sacrifice and hope ... a long overdue account' Lettecha Johnson, Guardian 'A deeply affecting, finely crafted and heroic book. . . .Wilkerson has taken on one of the most important demographic upheavals of the past century and told it through the lives of three people ... lyr
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            ISBN 9780141995151
            Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Separated: Inside an American Tragedy
             

            Separated: Inside an American Tragedy (Hardback)

            By Soboroff, Jacob

            • RRP: $65.00
            • $48.75
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            • Pub Date
              7 Oct 20

            A deeply reported, newsbreaking account the humanitarian crisis of our time by the journalist who has been at the center of the story: MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff, winner of the 2019 Walter Cronkite Award, offers a chilling expose of the human cost of the Trump administrat...ion's border and immigration policies. --
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            ISBN 9780062992192
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Next Great Migration: The Story of Movement on a Changing Planet
             

            The Next Great Migration: The Story of Movement on a Changing Planet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shah, Sonia

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $25.73
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            The news is full of stories of people on the move. Wild species, too, are escaping warming seas and desiccated lands in a mass exodus. Politicians and the media present this upheaval of migration patterns as unprecedented, blaming it for the spread of disease and conflict, and sp...reading anxiety across the world as a result. But the science and history of migration in animals, plants, and humans tell a different story. Far from being a disruptive behaviour, migration is an ancient and lifesaving response to environmental change, a biological imperative as necessary as breathing. Climate changes triggered the first human migrations out of Africa. Falling sea levels allowed our passage across the Bering Sea. Unhampered by borders, migration allowed our ancestors to people the planet, into the highest reaches of the Himalayan Mountains and the most remote islands of the Pacific, disseminating the biological, cultural and social diversity that ecosystems and societies depend upon. In other words, migration is not the crisis - it is the solution. Tracking the history of misinformation from the 18th century through to today's anti-immigration policies, The Next Great Migration makes the case for a future in which migration is not a source of fear, but of hope.
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            ISBN 9781526626646
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Under the Nakba Tree
              

            Under the Nakba Tree (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Househ, Mowafa Said

            • RRP: $85.99
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            • Pub Date
              31 Oct 20

            In this moving memoir, a Palestinian man recalls his childhood in Canada and the struggles he faced at the intersection of indigeneity, national identity, and marginality.

            ISBN 9781771992039
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2020
            Publisher AU Press
            Interest Age 15+ years
            Series Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters Series
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            Ellis Island: A people's history

            Ellis Island: A people's history (Hardback)

            By Szejnert, Malgorzata

            • RRP: $55.00
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            A landmark work of history that brings the voices of the past vividly to life, transforming our understanding of the immigrant experience. Whilst living in New York, journalist Malgorzata Szejnert would often gaze out from lower Manhattan at Ellis Island, a dark outline on the ho...rizon. How many stories did this tiny patch of land hold? How many people had joyfully embarked on a new life there - or known the despair of being turned away? How many were held there against their will? Ellis Island draws on unpublished testimonies, memoirs and correspondence from many internees and immigrants, including Russians, Italians, Jews, Japanese, Germans, and Poles, along with commissioners, interpreters, doctors, and nurses - all of whom knew they were taking part in a tremendous historical phenomenon. It tells the many stories of the island, from Annie Moore, the Irishwoman who was the first to be processed there, to the diaries of Fiorello La Guardia, who worked at the station before going on to become one of New York City's greatest mayors, to depicting the ordeal the island went through during the 9/11 attacks. At the book's core are letters recovered from the Russian State Archive, a heartrending trove of correspondence from migrants to their loved ones back home. But their letters never reached their destination- instead, they were confiscated by intelligence services and remained largely unseen. Far from the open-door policy of myth, we see that deportations from Ellis Island were often based on pseudo-scientific ideas about race, gender, and disability. Sometimes, families were broken up, and new arrivals were held in detention at the Island for days, weeks, or months under quarantine. Indeed the island compound has spent longer as an internment camp than as a migration station. Today, the island is no less political. In popular culture, it is a romantic symbol of the generations of immigrants that reshaped the United States. But its true history reveals that today's im
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            ISBN 9781925849035
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Oh Happy Day: Those Times and These Times
             

            Oh Happy Day: Those Times and These Times (Hardback)

            By Callil, Carmen

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            Carmen Callil explores her roots in a book that is a miracle of research and whose writing is fuelled by righteous angerIn this remarkable book, Carmen Callil recounts the story of one side of her family, beginning with her great-great-grandmother Sary Lacey, born illegitimate in... 1808, an impoverished stocking frame worker in Leicestershire.
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            ISBN 9780224090308
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Amnesty

            Amnesty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Adiga, Aravind

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            A riveting, suspenseful and exuberant novel from the bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger and Selection Day about a young illegal immigrant who must decide whether to report crucial information about a murder - and thereby risk deportation.

            ISBN 9781509879045
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment
              

            The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment (Paperback, Main)

            By Gentleman, Amelia

            • RRP: $35.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            ***LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2019*** '[Gentleman's] reporting proves why an independent press is so vital.' Reni Eddo-Lodge 'A timely reminder of what truly great journalists can achieve.' David Olusoga 'It is impossible to overstate the importance of this heartbre...aking book.' James O'Brien Amelia Gentleman's expose of the Windrush scandal shocked the nation, and led to the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. Her tenacious reporting revealed how the government's 'hostile environment' immigration policy had led to thousands of law-abiding people being wrongly classified as illegal immigrants, with many being removed from the country, and many more losing their homes and their jobs. In The Windrush Betrayal, Gentleman tells the full story of her investigation for the first time. Her writing shines a light on the people directly affected by the scandal and illustrates the devastating effect of politicians becoming so disconnected from the world outside Westminster that they become oblivious to the impact of their policy decisions. This is a vitally important account that exposes deeply disturbing truths about modern Britain. 'Gentleman boldly chronicles the devastating reality of a scandal that illegalised, imbruted and abandoned British citizens [w]ith the same tenacity that she used to expose the truth of Windrush in the first place'. David Lammy MP
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            ISBN 9781783351855
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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