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Dance for the Land

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When twelve-year-old Kate, who is half-white, moves to Hawaii with her brother and father, she becomes a victim of racial prejudice but also learns the meaning of her middle name.
Hardcover, 153 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Atheneum Books
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Courtney Johnson
Jan 18, 2016 Courtney Johnson rated it liked it
This was an ok book. I enjoyed reading about the experience of Hawaii, yet had a hard time understanding some words written in the hawaiian way. I thought the ending was good. I couldn't really picture anyone in my head and I didn't even know that the main character was 12 until about halfway through the book. I don't think I would read this again, but for a one time read it was pretty good.
Jan 28, 2011 Lessa rated it really liked it
Shelves: hawaiian-kidlit
Much better than I thought it was going to be. It was interesting to see contemporary Hawaiian politics brought to light from an "outsider's" voice. I also really enjoyed the inner struggle the hapa girl felt and her struggle within the islands to have her skin accepted since she can't bleed for them to prove her ancestry. More thoughts will be posted to my blog
May 28, 2008 Caroline rated it liked it
I loved this book because i am a dancer and i could relate to the different types of dance. I also loved the different side of hawaii it showed.
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Clemence McLaren was born in New Jersey on November 3, 1938 to Edward Dobson, an engineer, and Grayce Berg Dobson. She attended Rutgers University from which she received a degree in 1960. In the same year she married Robert McLaren. Together, the couple had two children, Kevin and Heather.

For a number of years she and her husband taught overseas. During this time they built a cottage on a small G
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