May 6, 2022
Ideals Are Like Stars by Angela Walker is the inspiring true story of Yvette Williams, the first New Zealand woman to ever win a gold medal at the Olympics. Born in 1929 in Dunedin, Yvette was the daughter of a cabinetmaker and a champion highland dancer. From a very early age she loved sport but it wasn’t until her teen years that she began to seriously play herself.
A student at Otago Girls’ High School, she participated in every sport the school had on offer – whether it was netball, basketball or tennis, you’d be sure to find Yvette there. Read more