Albany Senior High School Library › Ngā taipitopito mō: The power of one
Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, Peekay will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.
In Wisconsin, Rico could blend in. His light hair and lighter skin wouldn't make him the "dark dude" or the punching bag for the whole neighborhood. The Midwest is the land of milk and honey, but for Rico Fuentes, it's really a last resort. Trading Harlem for Wisconsin, though, means giving up on a big part of his identity. And when Rico no longer has to prove that he's Latino, he almost stops being one...
Albany Senior High School Library › Ngā taipitopito mō: In my father's den
When 17 year old Celia Inverarity is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is the prime suspect. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the past - a past that is as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed.
Albany Senior High School Library › Ngā taipitopito mō: Looking for Alibrandi
A third generation Italian/Australian girl tells the story of her final school years and how she comes to terms with her family, her culture and her sexuality
Albany Senior High School Library › Ngā taipitopito mō: The bell jar
A student from Boston wins a guest editorship on a national magazine, and finds a new world at her feet. Her New York life is crowded with possibilities and the choices are overwhelming. She is faced with the perennial problems of morality, behaviour and identity.
The story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds -- Mexico and the United States in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s -- and whose search for identity takes readers to the heart of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events
The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons - their love, their sacrifices, and their lies.