Beforever Nanea Volume 2: Hula for the Home Front
Things have changed since the war, but Nanea goes back to school and finds solace in her hula dancing.
Nanea had hoped that going back to school would make life seem normal again. But everything has changed since the war, including Miss Smith's wonderful classroom. Nanea's dear friend Donna is gone, and now there's a new girl who seems to be getting all of Miss Smith's attention. There are also worries at home as Nanea's big brother talks about joining the Army. Nanea can't bear the thought of him leaving. In the swirl of changes, Nanea turns to hula. Dancing always makes her feel better. Then, Nanea gets a big idea - could hula help lift the spirits of the soldiers, too?
.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 available for a whole new generation. Each girl's series is changing over to a two-volume set with three of the previously-published
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.