(From the publisher):
From the publisher
Kate had thought hula was something for tourists, girls in plastic skirts dancing to silly songs about tiny bubbles in the champagne. Mehana's hula was different -- a way of telling stories without words, a kind of body poetry. In its own way it was every bit as polished as ballet. And Kate knew from experience that Mehana's effortless grace must have taken years of hard work to achieve.
Watching Mehana's fingertips reaching out for the softness of the air, Kate felt a bubbling of excitement, a spurt of joy she hadn't felt since the last time she had danced. She struggled to remember when that was...It seemed so far away, years instead of weeks.
Original title: Dance for the Land
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Coming of Age
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Performing Arts
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Race And Prejudice
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Multicultural