by Witi Tame Ihimaera (4th+)
How would you feel if the day you were born your grandfather stated he would have nothing to do with you, just because you were a girl instead of a boy. Here begins the tale of Kahu and the Whale Rider. Being born a girl, Kahu tries everything to gain the affections of her grandfather, the chief of their New Zealand tribe. Though her grandfather is successful in having nothing to do with her he is about to find that he has made a mistake in searching for a male all this time to uphold family tradition. He is forced to see that not only does Kahu have a gift that allows her to communicate with
whales but she may be the one to save everything and move the tribe towards their intended future. Hold on for this experience with Kahu, Whale Rider.