Dawn Raid / Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith.

By: Smith, Pauline [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: My New Zealand story: Description: 174 pages : illustrations ; 20 cmISBN: 9781775434757; 1775434753Subject(s): Brothers and sisters -- Children's fiction | Polynesians -- New Zealand -- Social conditions -- Children's fiction | Polynesians -- Civil rights -- New Zealand -- Children's fiction | Emigration and immigration -- Children's fiction | Protest movements -- Children's fiction | Nineteen seventies -- Children's fiction | New Zealand -- Race relations -- 20th century -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Diary fiction. | Children's stories, New Zealand. Summary: Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofias main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother Lenny starts talking about marches and protests and overstayers, and how Pacific Islanders are being bullied by the police for their passports and papers, a shadow is cast over Sofias sunny teenage days. Through her heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for their rights.
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Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofias main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother Lenny starts talking about marches and protests and overstayers, and how Pacific Islanders are being bullied by the police for their passports and papers, a shadow is cast over Sofias sunny teenage days. Through her heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for their rights.

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