September 2021 Children's & Young Adult Backlist Highlights

Aussie Stem Stars

Aussie STEM Stars: Munjed Al Muderis: From refugee to surgical inventor Dianne Wolfer

Paperback | Sep 2020 | Wild Dingo Press | 9781925893373 | 168pp | 198x129mm | GEN | AUD$15.99, NZD$17.99

Age range 9 to 14

'Life is about making a difference,' Munjed says. "We all have a mission in life, to leave behind a legacy." His resilience, determination and view of the world as a glass half full, not half empty, has helped him excel in his chosen career. Highlights include his development of an improved osseointegration prosthetic limb, a new surgery that inserts a titanium implant into the bone, allowing patients to recover a certain level of feeling and greater mobility. His humanitarian work is equally as impressive, and includes being an ambassador for Red Cross, working with Amnesty International, and becoming a patron of the Asylum Seekers Centre.

'I admire the way Munjed works tirelessly to give back to others less fortunate than himself. I hope that by sharing ways Munjed has over-come obstacles in his life journey, that readers will be inspired to seek ways to remain positive when they are also faced with hardship.' — Dianne Wolfe