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Explores each stage of Joseph Campbell's hero's journey, drawing on movies and heroic fibures. Includes: - Anne Frank - Bill Gates - Brigitte Muir - Britney Spears - Cathy Freeman - Christopher Reeve - Craig Stephens - Ernest Shackleton - Guy Sebastian - Ian Thorpe - Kieren Perkins - Liz Ellis - Lleyto Hewitt - Louise Sauvage - Martin Luther King - Nelson Mandela - Sarah Ryan.
These compelling tales from the lives of the great spiritual leaders help children to share in the heritage of world history. Twenty informative texts give a vivid account of each inspirational figure at a particular moment in his or her life: the reader witnesses the struggles and triumphs of people whose leadership and faith inspired their followers. The lives described here span over three thousand years of human history, from Moses and Buddha to Mother Teresa and the current Dalai Lama, from ancient Egypt to the contemporary world.
From slam poet Solli Raphael to gender equality advocate Caitlin Figueiredo, soccer star Sam Kerr and youth worker Zack Bryers, this is a book about young people, for everyone. Through activism, innovation, giving back and leading by example, these game changers are building a brighter tomorrow. Brought to life by colourful illustrations from local artists, this book showcases emerging Aussie talent and encourages readers to create positive social change. All royalties from sales of this book go to The Smith Family.
The Times obituaries have given readers throughout the world an instant picture of a life for over 150 years. This book brings together 124 of these pieces, with obituary updated and reproduced in their entirety. The Times register provides a rich store of information and opinion on the most influential characters of the 20th and early 21st century. Major figures of influence from our times and from recent history such as Sigmund Freud, Pablo Picasso and Diana, Princess of Wales are included. Authoritative, fascinating, insightful and endlessly engaging,
Just like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Burma's democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi has become an icon for freedom - throughout the world, she is associated with a peaceful struggle for democracy and human rights. But what is she really like? What drives her to make such enormous personal sacrifices for her country? In Struggle for Freedom, journalist and author Jesper Bengtsson draws a portrait of one of the most most talked-about political personalities of our times.
Nine finalists are in the running for 2021 Young Australian of the Year
This year's contenders all share a passion for helping others in need
The Australian of the Year awards will be broadcast live by the ABC on January 25
In choosing the recipients of the Australian of the Year Awards, regard is given to the nominee's achievements in the year immediately prior to receiving the award, as well as their past achievements and ongoing contribution to the Australian community and nation. A person who has taken risks, done the hard yards and been a pioneer that has had a positive impact on a wide range of people’s lives.
The selection criteria are:
Significant contribution to the Australian community and nation
An inspirational role model for the Australian community
Demonstrated excellence in their field
The Local Hero award acknowledges a significant contribution at local community level
Selection panels will also give consideration to the following in assessing and comparing nominations against the above criteria:
Personal, academic and professional achievements
Contribution in the relevant field (how has the nominee 'put back' into their field to benefit others)
Demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity
Personal interests and community involvement
Contribution to development of regional community and/or economy
Future goals and likely impact
Degree of difficulty of the achievement and sacrifices made
Country of residence
Previous awards and recognition
Voluntary work beyond paid employment
Nature and length of activity or service
Achievements as an individual or as part of a group or organisation
Availability and commitment to promote national pride and active citizenship though the year of the recipient's appointment
"We need heroes because they define the limits of our aspirations...we define our ideals by the heroes we choose, and in turn, our ideals (courage and honor, for example) define us. Heroes symbolize the qualities we'd like to possess and the ambitions we'd like to satisfy.
Heroes are often brave and capable of leading others, and they resolve problems that confront society. And, importantly, they also tend to be risk-takers."