Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Māori Who Changed the World | Book Review

A powerful illustrated storybook for the tamariki and rangatahi of Aotearoa New Zealand celebrating Māoritanga!

Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Māori Who Changed the World is a collection of true stories about amazing Māori who have achieved incredible things.

Each of them blazed a trail in their own way, and this pukapuka was written to show that with your kura huna, your special gifts, YOU can make a difference too.

Featuring people and groups both historic and contemporary, who have achieved great things from land marches and language revival to hip hop and contemporary Māori fashion design, this pukapuka will fill readers of all ages, and from all walks of life, with aroha, whanaungatanga and hope for our future.

Find out more about Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Māori Who Changed the World at Penguin Books.

Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Maori Who Changed the World | Book Review

Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Māori Who Changed the World is bursting with stories about amazing Māori from Kupe to Farah Palmer via Māui, Māori All Blacks and Taika Waititi.

A fabulous book about Māori who have helped change the world in all sorts of different ways, both big and small. Some of the people in the book the girls (Indie aged 8 and Thea aged 6) knew but they were very interested to hear about people they hadn’t heard of before too.

Whilst the book may look large, it is written in a beautiful yet simplistic way with a mix of both Te Reo Māori and English that easily allows Miss 8 to read it. The stories are the perfect length for reading two or three at bedtime.

Overall this is an absolutely gorgeous book and one that will no doubt be treasured for many years to come – so much so that I think we will have to buy another just so they have one each to treasure. It is that good!

View Kia Kaha: A Storybook of Māori online

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