|Book Title||Author||Reccomended reading Age||Short description|
Name of person recomending
|Born to Fight||Mark Hunt and Ben Mckelvey||Late 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.
|Between the world and me||Ta-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
|East of West||Jonathan Hickman||A graphic novel series based on the Apocalyse - any series written by Hickman is a great read||Mack Leala|
Even more things that nobody knows: 501 further mysteries of life, the universe and everything
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
|Troy: Shield of Thunder||David Gemmell||Purchase 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
|Offloading with Sonny Bill Williams||David Riley||Intermediate and Secondary students||Based on interviews with Sonny Bill Williams||Nicole Frew|
|Buttons McGinty||Rhys Darby||Intermediate students||funny diagrams. Unusual boarding school||Cheryl Wigmore|
|Poker, life and other confusing things||Arthur 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
|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
|Slide the Corner||Fleur Beale||YA||Teen choosing his own path and becoming a rally driver||Helen Smith|
|Notes of a native son|
|Anything from Reading Warrior publishing|
|Intermediate to Secondary|
Pasifika heroes and sports legends - among many titles to choose from for reluctant readers and young men in particular
you are an acceptable level of threat and if you were not you would know about it /
|Pictorial works of this famous street artist||Pam Jones|
Yes Is More. An Archicomic on architectural evolution
|Bjarke Ingles||Late 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.
|Steve Adams : My Life,My fight|
Steve Adams/Madeleine Chapman
|Steve Adams! His story his way.|
|A History of Samoan tattooing|
|Hatchet||Gary Paulsen||early - mid teens|
short rivetting read about the biggest challenge for any young person. survival with practical sense and logic prevailling - mostly.
|The breaks of the game||David Halberstam||Late teens/Early Adults|
Journalist spends a season with the NBA's Portland Trailblazers. One of the greatest sports books of all time!
|The book of basketball||Bill Simmons||Late teens/Early Adults||An easy to read history of professional basketball||Andrew Henry|
Pere Durie/ Ministry of Education/ Massey University/ Maui Studios - launched 10 June 2019
Graphic novel and the reader downloads an app for augmented reality experiences as you are reading modern versions of Rangitane legends.
|Inga the winger||with Bob Howitt||Late 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!