How Jacinda Ardern Wowed the World
Meet Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, who hopes the things she's done will help everyone, especially children, to believe that they can do great things too.
An inspiring illustrated story for children about Jacinda Ardern, and her meteoric rise to become the world’s youngest female leader.
Nobody is too young to start changing the world.
When Jacinda was little, she wanted to be a clown. But when she saw schoolmates who didn't have lunch, or even shoes, she knew she had to do something. Some kids laughed at her for wanting to help people so much, or said she couldn't do it. But that didn't stop Jacinda.
She became the Prime Minister of New Zealand, and the world's youngest female leader.
This is the true story of a trailblazer who has inspired people around the planet, told by award-winning author and illustrator.
“[A] contender for New Zealand picture book of 2020...Hill, helped by Morris’ bold and bright illustrations, does a superb job of telling Ardern’s story while encouraging young readers — it’s aimed at 5-10-year-olds — to think more about the role of politics in daily life and become more involved.”
Dionne Christian and Zoe Gadd, Weekend Herald
“This is an easy to read, heartwarming story that inspires you to do good things. We don’t all need to great things. Ordinary everyday things can be just as important. But we can learn to ignore the people who put us down and say we can’t do this and we can’t do that. Jacinda is saying ‘We can do this!’ [...] I know we can help, we can be kind, we can invent new ways to do things in a year when it looks like we will have to do things very differently. I loved reading this. It has inspired me so much.”
Paula Green, Poetry Box
“This inspirational, non-partisan account of how Ardern worked her way to the top - not to mention the global admiration of her handling of the Christchurch mosque attacks - is pitch-perfect for young readers. My eight-year-old thought it was “full of top quality facts” [...]; my six-year-old liked “that she travelled around the world and goes fishing”. Hill’s text is accessible yet informative; Morris’ illustrations are bright and engaging.”
Stacey Anyan, NZ Booklovers
“[Y]ou'll probaby be pleased to learn that this kids book about how Jacinda Ardern wowed the world isn’t political. This is a story of a person who had a passion and got on with it… my eldest boy [was] fully engaged from beginning to end! He’s growing up and has nearly a year’s worth of school under his belt now and he took great interest in each little anecdote, full of chatter and questions about the girl that would become Prime Minister, a mum and meet the Queen of England!”
Ronnie Swainston, Kidspot
“An inspirational tale of a girl who would become Prime Minister, this charming children’s book proves that a ‘let’s do it’ attitude can take us a long way indeed.”
“The message of the book is for Kiwis to just get on with it and fix what’s wrong in the world.”
Ann Kilduff, Rotorua Daily Post
“...any child reading this book might be inspired to feel that nobody is too young to change the world if they just get on with it...”
Lyn Potter, Grownups.co.nz