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Malia Maunakea

Malia Maunakea is a part-Hawaiian writer who grew up in the rainforest on the Big Island before moving to a valley on O'ahu in seventh grade. She relocated to the continent for college, and when she isn’t writing can be found roaming the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband, their two children, and a rescue mutt named Peggy. Malia's debut middle-grade novel Lei and the Fire Goddess (2023) is an Amazon Best Book of the Month, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Common Sense Media Selection. You can find Malia online at maliamaunakea.com and @MaliaMaunakea on Twitter.

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Sat Jun 01
Hawaii State Library
478 S King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Google Map

Tue Jun 04
Pearl City Public Library
1138 Waimano Home Rd
Pearl City, HI 96782
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Sat Jun 08 | 03:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd. STE 1272
Honolulu, HI 96814
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Sun Jun 09 | 03:00 PM
Chaminade University
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honololu, HI 96816
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Sat Jul 06 | 11:00 AM
Lafayette Public Library
775 W. Baseline Rd.,
Lafayette, CO 80026
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Columbus Metropolitan Library
96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
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