Factual stories abound of those exiled to Moloka’i. But of those hidden from the authorities?
. . . Nothing . . .
Their stories are sewn into the hem of history.
Running from Moloka'i, set in Hawaii in 1884,
is a story of this deeply personal pain as told by fifteen-year-old Mele Bennett.
Mele's mixed-blood family is the sea divided on the issue of exile. Her white father is Dr. Reed Bennett, adamant in his support for the law of exile. Her mother, a full Hawaiian, is secretly walking her own path.
Mele feels adrift. Keahi, the boy she loves, faces a dangerous and irreversible choice: to trust or not to trust. If he chooses wrong, his life is pau--he will never see Mele again.
Read Chapter 1 here.
Award Winning for both YA and Adult
Captain Cook’s ships brought more than combs and trinkets to the Hawaiian islands.