Challenge One: Reading material for young men
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Born to FightMark Hunt and Ben MckelveyLate teens/Early Adults
Raw, confronting and honest, UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows it is possible to defy the odds and carve a better life.
Mack Leala
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Between the world and meTa-Nehisi Coates
Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments
Mack Leala
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East of WestJonathan HickmanA graphic novel series based on the Apocalyse - any series written by Hickman is a great readMack Leala
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Even more things that nobody knows: 501 further mysteries of life, the universe and everything
William Harston
fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond, from the author of 'The Things that Nobody Knows
Mack Leala
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Troy: Shield of ThunderDavid GemmellPurchase the three books in the series
War is looming and all the kings of the Great Green are gathering each with their own dark plans of conquest and plunder. Into this maelstrom of treachery come three travellers: Piria, a runaway priestess nursing a terrible secret; Kalliades, a warrior with high ideals and a famous sword; and his close friend Banokles, who will carve his own legend in battles to come
Mack Leala
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Offloading with Sonny Bill WilliamsDavid RileyIntermediate and Secondary studentsBased on interviews with Sonny Bill WilliamsNicole Frew
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Buttons McGintyRhys DarbyIntermediate studentsfunny diagrams. Unusual boarding schoolCheryl Wigmore
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Poker, life and other confusing thingsArthur S. Reber
In these essays Arthur S. Reber tries to take elements of the human condition, those that social scientists have learned a good deal about, and show how they interlock with the game
Mack Leala
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Su'esu'e manongi: in search of fragrance
Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Efi
[Searching] for fragrance is a metaphor for striving for the best, with the support of those around you
Mack Leala
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Slide the CornerFleur BealeYATeen choosing his own path and becoming a rally driverHelen Smith
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Notes of a native son
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Anything from Reading Warrior publishing
https://readingwarrior.com/shop/
Intermediate to Secondary
Pasifika heroes and sports legends - among many titles to choose from for reluctant readers and young men in particular
Nevena Nikolic
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Banksy :
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you are an acceptable level of threat and if you were not you would know about it /
Pictorial works of this famous street artistPam Jones
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Yes Is More. An Archicomic on architectural evolution
Bjarke InglesLate teens / Early Adults
A comic which explains the inspiration behind some of 'starchitect' Bjarke Engles / BIG projects. Drawing / architecture / true life stories all in one package.
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Steve Adams : My Life,My fight
Steve Adams/Madeleine Chapman
Steve Adams! His story his way.
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A History of Samoan tattooing
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HatchetGary Paulsenearly - mid teens
short rivetting read about the biggest challenge for any young person. survival with practical sense and logic prevailling - mostly.
Lucy Tsun
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The breaks of the gameDavid HalberstamLate teens/Early Adults
Journalist spends a season with the NBA's Portland Trailblazers. One of the greatest sports books of all time!
Andrew Henry
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The book of basketballBill SimmonsLate teens/Early AdultsAn easy to read history of professional basketball Andrew Henry
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Manawatu
Pere Durie/ Ministry of Education/ Massey University/ Maui Studios - launched 10 June 2019
Teens
Graphic novel and the reader downloads an app for augmented reality experiences as you are reading modern versions of Rangitane legends.
Robyn Wilson
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Inga the wingerwith Bob HowittLate teens/Early Adults
Entertaining mid-career autobiography of Va'aiga Tuigamala. There is also a more recent one, but I've not read it so can't recommend!
Andrew Henry
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