Friday Morning Bookclub

June 8, 2010

This Month’s Book: Moloka’i By Alan Brennert

Filed under: Moloka'i,What is next?? — susanbright @ 10:33 am

Rachel is a happy and healthy little girl living with her family in Honolulu until she begins to develop sores on her legs which will  not heal. Although her mother dresses her in long skirts and is able to hide the sores for over a year, the inevitable happens and the truth leaks out.  When her family is no longer able to hide her illness, 7 year old  Rachel is seperated from her family and deported to the island of Moloka’i. This book is based on the history of the Kalaupapa settlement, a leper colony located on the island of Moloka’i from 1866-1873. Amazon readers gave this book 4 1/2 stars. We hope you will read along with us!



  1. This was one of our favorites this year~! This was the author I told Audrey will skype with your book club when you are done. He spoke to us for 40 minutes and everyone loved learning what went into writing the book. There are such amazing parts of this story…and again I learned alot about that time period and what happened in Kalupappa! Enjoy…we are meeting tonight to discuss the 13th tale and will let ya know what we chose for our next selection!


    Comment by Nancy Singer — June 8, 2010 @ 10:58 am | Reply

  2. Thank you Nancy! I will contact the author! Let us know what everyone says about 13th Tale!

    Comment by susanbright — June 8, 2010 @ 11:23 am | Reply

  3. Just checked this one out of the library. Will read along with you this month!

    Comment by Jeanie — June 13, 2010 @ 10:57 pm | Reply

    • Welcome Jeanie! We are so glad that you will be reading along with us. Be sure to let us know what you think of Moloka’i!

      Comment by susanbright — June 14, 2010 @ 10:00 am | Reply

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