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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I don’t know how I missed these books, but I am so glad I found them. Thanhha Lai’s writing is charming, funny, and oh, so real.


In Inside Out and Back Again, Thanhha pulls her readers into a fictional world based on her experiences as a child in Viet Nam, fleeting at the fall of Saigon, and emigrating to America.


In Listen, Slowly, Thanhha explores living in two worlds as a teen who has cultur

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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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Heartbreaking and magical

A wondrous glimpse into the heart and mind of a refugee girl fleeing Vietnam with her family and landing in Alabama. Powerful, raw, and real. Great read.
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A Day in the Death of Walter Zawislak by Molly O'Keefe
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A quick escape

It’s a gentle reminder of the good things in life and that heaven is truly what you make of it.
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Writing Interactive Fiction by Deb Potter
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A clear path through a thorny subject

Deb gently takes you by the hand and leads you through the design steps of creating interactive fiction. It’s a beginner’s guide to the craft.
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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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