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niuhisharksaga_smallSet in modern Hawaii, the Niuhi Shark Saga is a five book middle grade/young adult series about Alexander Kaonakai Westin–Zader to his friends–and his ‘ohana. Told in standard American English, but sprinkled with Hawaiian Pidgin English and Hawaiian in the dialogue, the series paints a vibrant picture of island life where legend and tradition are as much a part of life as eating and drinking. To go to the kid friendly Niuhi Shark Saga Website with games, book discussion guides, and more information about Hawaii, Hawaiian culture, and all things Niuhi click on the shark below.spot_shark_sm

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When you’re allergic to water,
growing up in Hawaii
isn’t always paradise.

With Niuhi sharks,
even out of the water,
you’re not safe.

Everything you thought you knew
about Zader is a  lie.