Mophead

Mophead

How your Difference Makes A Difference

Book - 2019
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"A moving graphic memoir of growing up Pasifika in New Zealand ... At school, Selina is ridiculed for her big, frizzy hair. Kids call her 'mophead'. She ties her hair up this way and that way and tries to fit in. Until one day - Sam Hunt plays a role - Selina gives up the game. She decides to let her hair out, to embrace her difference, to be WILD! Selina takes us through special moments in her extraordinary life. She becomes one of the first Pasifika women to hold a PhD. She reads for the Queen of England and Samoan royalty. She meets Barack Obama. And then she is named the New Zealand Poet Laureate. She picks up her special tokotoko, and notices something. It has wild hair coming out the end. It looks like a mop. A kid on the Waiheke ferry teases her about it. So she tells him a story . . ."--Publisher information.
Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand :, Auckland University Press,, 2019.
Branch Call Number: J 920 MAR
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,25 cm.

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An enchanting graphic memoir from New Zealand’s poet laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh. At age 10, the kids at school teased Selina for her wild, frizzy hair. She does everything to tame her hair and avoid being called ‘mophead’, until one day when Sam Hunt, a poet with wild hair and even wilder wo... Read More »

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A graphic novel-esque book reminding us of racism in our own backyard, and how different is not just ok, but beautiful! Written by NZ Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh, also available as an ebook.

A graphic novel-esque book reminding us of racism in our own backyard, and how different is not just ok, but beautiful! Written by NZ Poet Laureate, Selina Tusitala Marsh. Also available as an eBook.

A picture book memoir of our New Zealand Poet Laureate on how she grows up and finds her voice.


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