Dawn Raid

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Dawn Raid
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith
SeriesMy New Zealand Story
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 128
CategoriesFamily and home stories
Historical fiction
Racism and Multiculturalism
ISBN 9781775434757
Children's (6-12)

Publishing Details

Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 1 March 2018
NZ Release Date 1 March 2018
Publication Country New Zealand


Like many 13-year-old girls, Sofias main worries are how to get some groovy go-go boots, and how not to die of embarrassment giving a speech at school! But when her older brother Lenny starts talking about marches and protests and overstayers, and how Pacific Islanders are being bullied by the police for their passports and papers, a shadow is cast over Sofias sunny teenage days. Through her heartfelt diary entries, we witness the terror of being dawn-raided and gain an insight into the courageous and tireless work of the Polynesian Panthers in the 1970s as they encourage immigrant families across New Zealand to stand up for their rights.