Book Club: The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera

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Tour Name:

Book Club: The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera

Tour Dates:

Wednesday Jun 26 01:00 PM Saturday Jun 29 01:00 PM


Honolulu Museum of Art

Event Information:

Led by docents Karen Ley Lynn Hiyakumoto.

Eight-year-old Kahu, a member of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, fights to prove her love, her leadership, and her destiny. Her people claim descent from Kahutia Te Rangi, the legendary ‘whale rider.’ In every generation since Kahutia, a male heir has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir, and the aging chief is desperate to find a successor. Kahu is his only great-grandchild—and Maori tradition has no use for a girl. But when hundreds of whales beach themselves and threaten the future of the Maori tribe, Kahu will do anything to save them—even the impossible.

About: Join the Book Club—a docent-led two-hour experience—to understand the collection in new ways and make new friends. Books are selected to connect with the museum’s galleries and specific works of art. Read the book and discuss with fellow readers.

The Book Club meets on the last Saturday and Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3pm.

Admission: Free with museum admission. RSVP required.