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Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
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May 07, 11

Read from April 21 to May 01, 2011

Fascinating/heartwarming/heartbreaking read about the history of the leprosy settlement on Moloka'i. The story starts in the 1890's and chronicles the life of Rachael, who at the time is 8 years old when she is sent to Moloka'i because she has leprosy. The book touches on a lot of historical facts: history of leprosy (Hansen's disease), how Hawaii became part of the U.S., early aviation, when electricity, movies, cars first come to the island and much more. I was also impressed to read about all the research the author did. The book made me laugh and cry and kept me hanging on for more. I can't recommend highly enough!
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