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Nanea: Hula for the Home Front


By: Kirby Larson

Price: CAD $11.99

Publisher: AMERICAN GIRL

Imprint: American Girl

136 Pages

7.64 X 5.28 X 0.35 ins

ISBN:  9781683371397 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 09/12/2019

Everything has changed since the war started. Nanea had hoped that going back to school would make life seem normal again. But it hasn't. There are still curfews and blackouts and constant reminders of war. Nanea's dear friend Donna had to leave Hawaii, and Nanea's big brother won't stop talking about joining the Army. She can't bear the thought of him far from home and in danger. In the swirl of changes, Nanea turns to hula. Dancing makes her feel better, and soon she learns how much it lifts the spirits of the soldiers, too. When a surprising hula partner boosts everyone's morale, Nanea gets a big idea.

As an acclaimed author of numerous books for children and young adults, Kirby Larson is thrilled to be part of our new Bitty Baby® picture books. In fact, she can't wait to read them to her granddaughter! A Newbery Honor award winner, Kirby also writes historical fiction novels, and has co-written two award-winning picture books. She lives in Kenmore, Washington with her husband and Winston the Wonder Dog.



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