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Taking the Lead. how Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World. by David Hill, illus. Phoebe Morris.

February 26, 2020

jacindaTaking the Lead. how Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World. by David Hill, illus. Phoebe Morris. Pub.penguin Random house 2020.

Released 3 March 2020

This picture book sized profile of the best known and most admired New Zealander in the World , Jacinda Ardern , is written for the age group 5-12 years.

It begins with her early life in Murupara where her father was a policeman and she was a strawberry blonde. It bothered her that some of her classmates sometimes had no shoes and no lunch.

Meeting Marilyn Waring and helping  the Labour Party in the 1999 election drew Jacinda into politics. The rest they say is history.

In 2019 US magazine Fortune put Jacinda on it’s list of the World’s greatest leaders for her role after the massacre of Muslims in Christchurch on 15 March 2019 when she declared “We are One”

There are more facts about Jacinda including family life, in this book plus a Timeline of women in politics since NZ Women gained the vote in 1893. She regards herself as a Mother not a superwoman.

Not a political book at all just an inspiring life. Phoebe Morris’s illustrations fit the bill. An essential purchase for primary and intermediate school libraries.

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