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Busy Awards Season for 'Hindsight: Pivotal Moments in New Zealand's History'

Hindsight: Pivotal Moments in New Zealand's History was a finalist for the Edify Award for Best Educational Book or Series – Secondary/Tertiary 2020 in the 2020 PANZ Book Design Awards. It was also a finalist in the Books For Children category in the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc Heritage Literary Awards 2020.

We have always thought this book was fantastic - it is lovely to see it recognised through these awards!

Four pivotal moments in New Zealand's history are examined through a variety of source materials and commentary that enlivens the event and describes its impact on our society and growth as a nation:

  • Votes for Women

  • Pacific Island immigration and dawn raids

  • The 1981 rugby tour

  • The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

Hindsight is a resource for all schools and libraries. These topics are linked to themes in the social sciences and history syllabus, Years 7 to 10. An authoritive and engaging text with high visual appeal, the book includes a section on how to research topics safely in this era of 'fake news' and 'alternative facts'

Mandy Hager is an award-winning writer of educational and young adult novels including: Tom's Story, Singing Home the Whale (Margaret Mahy Book of the Year), The Nature of Ash (NZ Post Book Awards finalist 2013), Dear Vincent (which won the 2014 LIANZA Young Adult award), Smashed (which won the Esther Glen Award at the 2008 Lianza awards), and The Blood of the Lamb trilogy. 

Vasanti Unka is a writer, designer and illustrator who has won awards for her picture books both nationally and internationally, including the NZ Children’s Book Awards, for The Boring Book in 2014. Vasanti also produced an account of Indian women in New Zealand in her book: A Suitcase of Saris


ISBN: 9780995106543

10+ non fiction

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