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Books Published in April - June 2024


All of these books were written or illustrated by Pacific Islander creators. Check them out! Children's Books Picture Books


Vaea the Gentle Giant/ O Vaea le Sau’ai Agamālū Tonga’s Shooting Star/ Koe Fetu’ufuka ‘o Tonga

Tattoo Twins/ Le Masaga o Tatau

Sina and the Honeyeater/ O Sina ma le Segasegāmau’u My Own Paradise/ O Lo’u Lava Parataiso

King Kava/ Tupu o ‘Ava.





Middle Grade Books


Junior Fiction


YA Books

  • Dragonfruit, a YA fantasy by Makiia Lucier (CHamoru).

  • Migration, a science-fiction/fantasy novel by Steph Matuku (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Te Atiawa).


Children's Non-Fiction





Poetry

  • Katūīvei, an anthology of poetry edited by David Eggleton (Rotuman, Tongan) Vaughan Rapatahana (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Te Whiti) & Mere Taito (Rotuman). 

  • Manuali’i, a poetry collection by Rex Letoa Paget (Samoan).

  • Rangikura by Tayi Tibble (Māori).

  • Tidelines, by Kiri Piahana-Wong (Ngāti Ranginui). 

  • Hopurangi/Songcatcher by Robert Sullivan (Ngāpuhi, Kāi Tahu).



General Fiction





General Non-Fiction & Anthologies

  • Carissa Moore: Hawaii Gold: A Celebration of Surfing, by Carissa Moore (Hawaiian), with a foreword by Tom Pohaku Stone (Hawaiian), edited by Don Vu. 

  • Growing up Torres Strait Islander, an anthology edited by Samantha Faulkner (Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal). 

  • Hine Toa, a memoir by Ngahuia te Awekotuku (Te Arawa, Tuhoe, Ngapuhi, Waikato).

  • An Ocean of Wonder, an anthology edited by ku’ualoha ho’omanawanui (Kanaka ʻŌiwi), Joyce Pualani Warren (Black Kanaka Maoli) & Cristina Bacchilega.

  • Everything That Moves, Moves Through Another, edited by Jennifer Cheuk. An anthology of essays, comics, photography, poetry and multimedia art with mixed-heritage creators of Aotearoa, including Damien Levi (Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi), Evelina Lolesi (Sāmoan), Emele Ugavule (Tokelauan Fijian), Ruby Rae Lupe Ah-Wai Macomber (Taveuni, Rotuman, Ngāpuhi, Scottish), Dr. Meri Haami (Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Rangi, Ngā Rauru Kītahi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, South East Asian).












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