Growing up in the Torres Strait Islands, off the northern shores of Australia, Marcus struggled to find himself. Unable to read or write, ridiculed and bullied, he succeeded in gaining a sense of self by excelling in sport and martial arts and by later joining the police force. Marcus’s three warriors of mind and spirit have guided him through his most challenging times. In telling his story Professor Arnold shares his honest insights about developing greatness, turning aspirations into hope and hope into action.
Three Warriors Within will touch readers who are in search of courage, self-discovery and a better future. The book is a ‘must read’ for young people, parents and teachers. It is the first in Professor Arnold’s Out of Australia series, where she showcases the untold stories of Australians inspired to greatness.
Professor Nell Arnold and Marcus Pedro's joint project Three Warriors Within allowed them to share their common goal and passion in working with and motivating young people. They were both unable to read and write and were bullied at school. They both had teachers and mentors who encouraged them to grow and challenge themselves. They have both achieved great things in life and are following their passions. They now share their experience and wisdom with others, to give them the tools and opportunity to build self-confidence and reach for their dreams.