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Uplifting story of gender fluidity and the power of poi

Feb 05, 2024

Rere Atu Taku Poi!/Let My Poi Fly!
By Tangaroa Paul
Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbs

Debut author pens inspiring picture book based on their own journey to performing the poi

Publishing this week as part Pride Month, Rere Atu Taku Poi!/Let My Poi Fly! is the story of a boy who learns that being different takes courage and makes us who we are.

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New book empowers visually impaired character and celebrates diversity

Oct 11, 2023

Lucky Me 
Lawrence Schimel
Illustrated by Juan Camilo Mayorga 

Publishing for World Sight Day and Blind Low Vision Week, Lucky Me tells the story of a boy who feels very lucky to have a brother like Mateo — who is visually impaired.

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Picture book helps kids feel okay about diverse families

May 30, 2023

Tōku Whānau Rerehua – My Beautiful Family

By Rauhina Cooper
Illustrated by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

Publishing in time for the annual Schools Pride Week, Tōku Whānau Rerehua tells of a young girl’s experience learning that all families come in all types, and all can be beautiful.

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Welcoming new team members

Apr 20, 2023

Everyone at Oratia Books is pleased to welcome two outstanding new members to our multicultural team. Hirini Tane (Ngāti Kawa, Ngāti Rahiri) joins on a part-time basis as Kaiārahi/Counsellor — to guide our work in Māori publishing, including te reo, tikanga and matauranga. Hirini’s whakapapa is to the marae of Oromahoe in the Bay of […]

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