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Local Author Draws From Family Stories, Forgotten WWII Sites

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Sara Ackerman
Mira Books

Local author Sara Ackerman draws from her own family stories and finds the connection with forgotten wartime sites. Her latest book "Radar Girls" hits the shelves on July 27.

"This inspiring and uplifting tale of pioneering, unsung heroines vividly transports the reader to wartime Hawai‘i, where one woman’s call to duty leads her to find courage, strength and sisterhood," the book's description says.

Her previous book "Red Sky Over Hawaii" came out in 2020 and is also set against the backdrop of World War II. But as she shared with The Conversation's Catherine Cruz, she never planned on writing historical novels.

This segment aired on The Conversation on June 28, 2021.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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