Book jacket
Ho'onani : hula warrior


"An empowering celebration of identity, acceptance and Hawaiian culture based on the true story of a young girl in Hawai'i who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her school. Ho'onani feels in-between. She doesn't see herself as wahine (girl) OR kane (boy). She's happy to be in the middle. But not everyone sees it that way. When Ho'onani finds out that there will be a school performance of a traditional kane hula chant, she wants to be part of it. But can a girl really lead the all-male troupe? Ho'onani has to try ... Based on a true story, Ho'onani: Hula Warrior is a celebration of Hawaiian culture and an empowering story of a girl who learns to lead and learns to accept who she really is-- and in doing so, gains the respect of all those around her."-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details



Other Authors: Song, Mika, illustrator.

ISBN: 9780735264496

Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm

Other Title: Place in the middle (Motion picture)


  • "This book was inspired by the film A Place in the Middle, produced by Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, featuring story by Hinaleimoana Kwai Kong Wong-Kalu"-- Title page verso.
  • Canadiana.

LCCN: 2018962661

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