Biography & memoir for young adults

Kulinmaya! Keep Listening, Everybody!

Kulinmaya! Keep Listening, Everybody!

Mumu Mike Williams

A magnificent celebration of Kunmanara Williams' life and art and the land rights movement in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands of Central Australia.

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Songs of a War Boy

Songs of a War Boy

Deng Thiak Adut, Ben McKelvey

The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope

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Growing Up Queer in Australia

Growing Up Queer in Australia

Benjamin Law

Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTIQA+ identity.

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En Pointe

En Pointe

Chloe Bayliss

Have you ever had an addiction? An obsession? Have you ever wanted something so much that you can't imagine your life without it? For me, that's dance.

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My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope

My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope

Diane Guerrero, Erica Moroz

Guerrero, the star of Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, presents her personal story in this middle-grade memoir about her parents' deportation and the nightmarish struggles of undocumented immigrants and their...

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We Are Displaced

We Are Displaced

Malala Yousafzai

Five years on from the publication of her internationally bestselling memoir, We Are Displaced presents true stories of the refugee experience interwoven with Malala's own story of her displacement.  

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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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Able

Able

Dylan Alcott

The incredible life of an astonishing athlete. 

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The Amazingly Disorganised Help Dictionary

The Amazingly Disorganised Help Dictionary

Georgia Productions

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Unmasked (Young Readers' Edition)

Unmasked (Young Readers' Edition)

Turia Pitt

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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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 Read reviewFinding Nevo

Finding Nevo

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 Sasha

I am Sasha

Anita Selzer

A remarkable mother takes an ingenious step. To avoid suspicion, she trains her teenage son to be a girl -- his clothing, voice, hair, manners and more. Together, mother and son face incredible odds as their story sweeps backwards...

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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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 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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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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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

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Not Just Lucky

Not Just Lucky

Jamila Rizvi

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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition)

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: (YA edition)

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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Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

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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