Stand Your Ground

Today we celebrated the launch of Stand Your Ground, a book I did with young people at Sancta Maria College. This was the first book I made sponsored by the Oceania Literacy Trust which is a trust a few of us started to help improve literacy and wellbeing in our young people. “The students who took part in this project are ones who don’t usually win awards at prizegivings and their families don’t often get to see them being celebrated,” said the Principal, Louise Moore. I love that about this work! One of the students wrote to me later: “Thank you for giving me this amazing opportunity. Thank you for viewing us as the future of New Zealand.” So beautiful and powerful this mahi!

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