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Lehua Parker

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LEHUA PARKER writes speculative fiction for kids and adults that often explores the intersections of Hawaii's past, present, and future. Her published works include the Niuhi Shark Saga trilogy, Lauele Chicken Skin Stories, and Lauele Fractured Folktales, as well as plays, poetry, short stories, and essays.

As an author, editor, and educator trained in literary criticism and advocate of indigenous cultural narratives, Lehua is a frequent presenter at conferences, symposiums, and schools. Her hands-on workshops and presentations for kids and adults are offered through the Lehua Writing Academy.

Originally from Hawaii and a Kamehameha Schools graduate, Lehua now lives in exile in the Rocky Mountains. During the snowy winters, she dreams of th
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Keeping Mom Happy

When the college kids first moved back home, device chargers and cables started disappearing. I stomped around the house, ticked that I suddenly couldn’t plug in my phone or tablet while on the couch or in the kitchen or at any place I was used to.

There was much grumbling and stink-eye flying on my part and some non-committal shrugging from the rest of the adults in the house.

After a couple weeks

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Published on March 01, 2021 12:42
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Fascinating

A book that will haunt you long after you’ve finished, if you liked The Handmaid’s Tale, you’ll enjoy this sequel.
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A wild ride

If you’re looking for smart escapism with all the feels and a few twists, this story won’t let you down.
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Fast as a soccer game

A smart read that gets to the heart of the challenges of being a kid. First love, soccer, bullies, best friends, divorcing parents, and surprising cheerleaders—it’s all here.
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Fast as a soccer game

A smart read that gets to the heart of the challenges of being a kid. First love, soccer, bullies, best friends, divorcing parents, and surprising cheerleaders—it’s all here.
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Basketball is life

Real, true, and at times raw, this book captures all the joy, heartache, and glory of being a brother, son, and middle school basketball star.
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Beautiful

A heartwarming story that puts a face and name to the immigrant and refuge headlines. Perfect for middle graders, it will spark lots of discussion.
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An important conversation

Representation, depiction, and portrayal matters. This book looks beyond intent and offers some solutions. If you’ve never thought deeply about these issues, it’s a strong introduction.
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I got so caught up in the poetry and story that I read Solo in one sitting. I loved the narrative structure and the young man with his heart literally on his sleeve. Beneath the surface of a rock and roll redemption story powerful themes run
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“She thought for a moment. “You’re wrong about the ‘aina,” she said. “We have our land,” said Kalei. “Not all of it,” said Pua. “What’s done is done,” Kalei said. “That birthright was taken long ago. What do you want me to do? Run around waving signs, chanting ‘Keep Hawaiian lands in Hawaiian hands’? That won’t give us this beach back. Nothing will. Too many people think they own parts of it now.”
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“Father left about an hour ago for the Big Island. When he asks, I’ll tell him you went to Moloka‘i for a while.”
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Lisette Brodey Hi Lehua:

Thanks so much for the GR friendship! :-)

Wishing you a very happy holiday.

Happy Writing/Happy Reading.

Best always,

Lisette


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