I’m a Little Voice

Book Author & Illustrator Linda Tuhiwai-Smith & Isobel Joy Te Aho-White
Rights Available World excl. NZ

A little boy experiences family violence and physical abuse, and he turns inwards and is unable to express his feelings and sadness. Gradually, through the help of his grandmother, his cousin, uncle and a child psychologist he rebuilds his self-esteem and begins to find happiness again and regains a sense of who he is and where he belongs. As he feels people’s love and their belief in him, his inner light warms and grows. He finds he can do things, feel joy again and connect with people.

About the Author
Linda Tuhiwai Smith
(Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou) is a professor in Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato. She is a world-renowned, leading scholar and researcher in indigenous studies, indigenous education and research methodologies and has written many publications in this area. She was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013 for her services to Māori and education.

Isobel Joy Te Aho-White (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu) is a freelance graphic artist and illustrator. Isobel studied design at the Whanganui School of Design and Massey University and uses both digital and traditional media. She specialises in symbolism and metaphor, and her work is influenced by mythology and folk tales, botanical illustration and life experience.


Huia Publishers


200 mm x 180 mm



Picture Books

Age range
5-11 years

Publication Date
February 2023

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Eboni Waitere

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