By Alan Brennert
Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Molokai. Here her life is supposed to end—but instead she discovers it is just beginning.
Brimming with warmth, humor, compassion, and a vibrant cast of vividly realized characters, Molokai is a masterpiece of storytelling about a people who embraced life in the face of death.
Alan Brennert is an Emmy award-winning screenwriter and bestselling novelist who lives in Southern California, but whose heart is in Hawaii.
Soft cover. 389 pages. Reading group questions included in the back of the book. Measures approximately 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Printed in the U.S.
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