Mission Girl by Fleur Beale – Book for Hire


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Mission Girl

“When her tribe is defeated in battle, Atap is captured and becomes a slave of her enemies. Freedom seems impossible; the penalty for runaway slaves is death. But when sickness strikes the village, Atap is blamed, and now it is even more dangerous to stay. To save her life, she escapes to the Pkeh mission station at Paihia. There, Atap is taught to read and write, and learns of the threat to Māori by some unscrupulous settlers greedy for land. Against the backdrop of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, Atap discovers how her education can save her tribal lands and help her reclaim her destiny as the guiding star of her people”

Interest age: 9+

Reading age:10+

Themes explored include: colonialism, survival, freedom

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Weight 0.2 kg


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