Konererio and the Flag Master

Kinaua Ewels is a Kiribati-Kiwi primary school teacher who shared an amazing story about her grandfather, Konererio, with me. He was a ‘Coastwatcher’ during World War II and saved many people’s lives because of his bravery. Kinaua asked if we could work together to make a children’s book based on that story and here it is. I love that we can create books for communities under represented in literature in Aotearoa, like Kiribati, so children from those communities can see their stories celebrated and honoured. Art by Chad Robertson. Check the book out here: https://readingwarrior.com/product-category/pacific-history/

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