Auckland Council Libraries: Modern day movers and shakers

Modern day movers and shakers

These titles feature biographies of inspirational figures of today’s world and are in an easy to read format that is found in the Adult Literacy collection.

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Muhammad Ali

Bernard Smith

In 1974 two black Americans fought in Zaire, in Africa. One was Muhammad Ali. After the fight, he was the boxing champion of the world - again. But why did a young boy from Kentucky start to box? Why did he stop boxing? And what is he doing now?

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Fiona Beddall

This biography tells the fascinating and empowering story of Malala Yousafzai - a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.

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Nelson Mandela

Carl W. Hart

This biography tells the story of Mandela's journey from lawyer to ANC activist. It describes his release from prison after twenty-seven years, his fight to end apartheid and his inauguration as the first black President of South Africa.

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True heroes of sport

Donatella Fitzgerald

The sportsmen and sportswomen in this book went through bad times and learned to be stronger people through sport. Because, it isn't living through good times; but living through bad times that makes you into a true hero.

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Fiona Beddall

Ayrton Senna is a legend in the world of Formula 1, winner of three world championships before his tragic death at the San Morino Grand Prix in 1994. This biography is about a man who lived his life for the sport that he loved.

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Audrey Hepburn

Chris Rice

Audrey Hepburn was a beautiful and great actress. When there were unhappy times for her, Audrey always showed a warm, friendly face to the world. The world loved her and people still love her now!

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Dian and the gorillas

Norma Shapiro

When Dian Fossey first saw a family of wild mountain gorillas in the Virungas, she knew she must help these wonderful animals. This true story tells of the twenty years she lived with them, watched them, wrote about them and protected them.

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Bob Marley

Vicky Shipton

Bob Marley was one of the world's most influential reggae artists. This compelling biography focuses on Marley's musical and spiritual journey, beginning with his early days in Kingston, Jamaica and his rise to international fame.

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Rowena Akinyemi

Gandhi began to fight in a way the world had not seen before - not with weapons, but with the power of non-violence. This is the story of a man who became the Father of the Nation in his own country of India, and a great leader for the whole world.

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Barack Obama

Jane Rollason

This compelling biography tells the story of the world's most famous president; from his schooldays in Hawaii, to his time as an activist in Chicago, and his subsequent route to the White House. He is the first African-American to be president.

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Martin Luther King

Coleen Degnan-Veness

Martin Luther King had a dream. He wanted blacks and whites to live together happily. But in America in the 1950s and 1960s, all men were not equal. King led peaceful protests against the government and won changes for the black citizens of America.

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