Beforever Nanea Volume 1: Growing Up with Aloha
Nanea is eager to be a grown up and will soon be forced into more responsibility when Japan attacks Pearl Harbor.
Nine-year-old Nanea may be the youngest in her family, but she still wants to "dip her paddle in" and be useful. She knows she's grown-up enough to help in her grandparents' market. But before she can prove that she's ready for more responsibility, the unthinkable happens: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, the naval base where her father works, and America is at war! With friends and family missing, and rumors of more attacks to come, Nanea worries"will life ever be the same again?
.55" W x 5.2" L x 7.6" H
Ages 8 and up
Historical fiction at its finest for girls. These books each focus on a different American girl from a particular time in American history, each with a different lifestyle, heritage, hopes, and desires. These are popular with their audiences because the girls are so easy to identify with and the stories realistically portray what life was like at that time with events, styles and culture expertly interwoven. Our girls devoured these when they were younger, and although the series has undergone some changes, the stories are still available for a whole new generation. There are two books available for each historical girl and are abridged. The softcover books are formatted like chapter books (104-110 pages) with full-color illustrations and several pages of additional historical content at the end. Please note that the series is changing from "Beforever" to newer editions with each girl's name featured more prominently on the cover and our inventory will gradually change to the new editions.
If you are a fan of history and love American Girl books, these books are for you! Engaging and interesting, this series focuses on Nanea, a young girl from Honolulu. The setting is the 1940s, before and during World War II. Nanea is the youngest in her family and her favorite things are hulu class, her dog, and her friends. The realistic history and storyline is engaging and interesting. There is also a two-page historical spread about the effects of the war in Hawaii. A Hawaiian glossary is included in the back of each book.