Biography & memoir for young adults

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime

Trevor Noah

A hilarious and moving coming-of-age story about growing up mixed race in apartheid South Africa, from comedian Trevor Noah

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House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery

House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery

Liz Rosenberg, Julie Morstad

This affecting biography of the author of Anne of Green Gables is the first for young readers to include revelations about her last days and to encompass the complexity of a brilliant and sometimes troubled life. Illustrations.

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Unmasked (Young Readers' Edition)

Unmasked (Young Readers' Edition)

Turia Pitt

Telling the story of Turia's life before and after the fire, this young readers' this book unmasks the real Turia -- funny, fierce, intelligent, flawed. With a new foreword from Turia, additional content and a new...

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My Outback Childhood

My Outback Childhood

Toni Tapp Coutts

Toni Tapp Coutts's childhood is a girl's own adventure in the Outback, complete with red dust, snakes, goannas and nights spent in a swag, looking at the stars. Fascinating for city kids and country children alike, this is a...

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 Read reviewGrowing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Anita Heiss

This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.

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I am Sasha

I am Sasha

Anita Selzer

It is German-occupied Poland in 1942 and Jewish lives are at risk. Nazi soldiers order young boys to pull down their trousers to see if they are circumcised. Many are summarily shot or sent to the camps. A remarkable mother...

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 Read reviewFinding Nevo: How I Confused Everyone

Finding Nevo: How I Confused Everyone

Nevo Zisin

Meet Nevo: girl, boy, he, she, him, her, they, them, daughter, son, teacher, student, friend, gay, bi, lesbian, trans, homo, Jew, dyke, masculine, feminine, androgynous, queer.

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I Am Malala

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.

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Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Readers' Edition)

Lion: A Long Way Home (Young Readers' Edition)

Saroo Brierley

As a five-year-old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home.

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Dare to be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World

Dare to be Kind: How Extraordinary Compassion Can Transform Our World

Lizzie Velasquez

The inspiring journey of Lizzie Velasquez, cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist.

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Unpolished Gem

Unpolished Gem

Alice Pung

Offers a vivid and ironic sense of two worlds. Combines the story of Pung's life growing up in suburban Footscray, with the inherited stories of the women in her family.

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Yassmin's Story

Yassmin’s Story

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. With her hijab quickly christened a 'tea cosy' there...

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 Read reviewFight Like a Girl

Fight Like a Girl

Clementine Ford

An incendiary debut taking the world by storm, Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be.        

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Not Just Lucky

Not Just Lucky

Jamila Rizvi

'Feisty and inquisitive - a fresh take on modern feminist issues.' Julia Gillard Australian women are suffering from a crisis of confidence about work. Accustomed to being overlooked and undervalued, even when women do get to...

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Every Falling Star

Every Falling Star

Sungju Lee, Susan Elizabeth McClelland

Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who was forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself.

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Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Hope in a Ballet Shoe

Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince

Growing up in war-torn Sierra Leone, she witnesses atrocities that no child ever should. Her father is killed by rebels and her mother dies of famine. Sent to an orphanage, Michaela is mistreated and she sees the brutal murder of...

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 Read reviewNo Country Woman

No Country Woman

Zoya Patel

'I was born in a hospital in Suva, Fiji. I can't recall ever seeing the building on my trips back to the city, first as a child or later as an adult. I imagine it in shades of blue and brown, the plastic waiting room chairs...

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Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Adeline Yen Mah

Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is...

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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Susan Kuklin

Six teens tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community --Dust jacket flap.

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This Book is Gay

This Book is Gay

Juno Dawson

Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more.

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