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Dawn Raid author visits

Reading our own New Zealand stories can be a powerful experience and Invercargill 004 enjoyed hosting the author of a book in the 'New Zealand Stories' series produced by educational publisher Scholastic New Zealand. The series is designed for use in primary schools.

Convenor Marni Stone wrote in to say her group read Dawn Raid, the 28th title in the series, and met with its Southland author, Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith.

"It was wonderful to hear about her journey from idea to published book," writes Marni. "We certainly look forward to seeing more books that Pauline has published...."

The book series brings to life significant events in NZ history as seen through the eyes of fictitious child diarists. Dawn Raid brings to life a darker side of race relations in New Zealand, recalling NZ Police raids to locate Polynesian over-stayers.

The September 6th book group meeting with Pauline is pictured below (4 members are absent). Author Pauline Smith is in the middle of the front row. 

To learn more about her book, click here

 

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