Dance for the Land
Kate misses the window seat in her house in California, her favorite place in the whole world. She misses the wonderful dog-smell of her Labrador retriever, Boggs. She misses her white oak canopy bed, pancakes on Saturday mornings, and ballet classes with her best friend, Sara. But most of all, Kate misses feeling like she belongs.
When her father decides the Kahele family...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by Atheneum Books
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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