Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Māori Who Changed the World

Author(s): Stacey Morrison, Jeremy Sherlock

NZ Non Fiction | Biography & Autobiography

A powerful illustrated storybook for the tamariki and rangatahi of Aotearoa New Zealand celebrating Maoritanga!

KIA KAHA is a collection of true stories about amazing Maori who have achieved incredible things. Each of them blazed a trail in their own way, and this pukapuka was written to show that with your kura huna, your special gifts, YOU can make a difference too.

Written by Stacey Morrison and Jeremy Sherlock, and featuring fabulous illustrations by Akoni Pakinga, Haylee Ngaroma, Isobel Joy Te Aho-White, Jess Thompson aka Maori Mermaid, Josh Morgan, Kurawaka Productions, Miriama Grace-Smith, Ngaumutane Jones aka Ms Meemo, Reweti Arapete, Taupuruariki Whakataka-Brightwell, Xoe Hall and Zak Waipara, KIA KAHA is a very special book for the young people of Aotearoa.

Featuring people and groups both historic and contemporary, who have achieved great things from land marches and language revival to hip hop and contemporary Maori fashion design, this pukapuka will fill readers of all ages, and from all walks of life, with aroha, whanaungatanga and hope for our future.

Kia kaha - be strong, go hard!



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Stacey Morrison (Te Arawa, Ngai Tahu) is a radio and TV broadcaster and author, and a mama to three tamariki who have been brought up with te reo Maori as their mother tongue. The recipient of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori Champion Award 2016, Stacey loves encouraging the learning and use of our country's beautiful native language. Stacey and her husband Scotty co-wrote Maori at Home to help other families use te reo in everyday settings, and Stacey's first children's book, My First Words in Maori, became a number-one bestseller.

Jeremy Sherlock (Tainui, Ngati Awa) is the publisher behind the Morrisons' bestselling Maori Made Easy series. He has worked in New Zealand and Australia for Reed, Penguin and Penguin Random House, specialising in biography and memoir, sports, history, pop culture and all things Maoritanga. He currently lives and works in Tamaki Makaurau as a freelance publishing consultant and writer. Kia Kaha, a collaboration with Stacey, is his first book.

General Fields

  • : 9780143776437
  • : Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
  • : Penguin Books (NZ)
  • : 0.938
  • : June 2021
  • : 2.5 Centimeters X 19.9 Centimeters X 25.7 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stacey Morrison, Jeremy Sherlock
  • : Hardback
  • : Various
  • : 208