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Once a Panther

Cartoon of people protesting.

by Victor Rodger

illustrated by Michel Mulipola

This fictional comic is based on the true story of the Polynesian Panthers in 1970s New Zealand. Inspired by the Black Panther Party in the United States, the Polynesian Panthers were a group of young New Zealanders who wanted to tackle the widespread prejudice faced by Pacific communities. Once a Panther encourages the reader to reflect on the positive change the Polynesian Panthers created and the ongoing legacy of the dawn raids for Pacific communities.

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Series: School Journal Story Library

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 6

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Publication date: March 2019

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