New children's book pulls from military family life in Hawaiʻi
A new character in the middle-grade book section is Airi Sano, a cheeky 11-year-old whose family has just moved into Fort Shafter housing. First-time author Zoe Tokushige pulled from personal experiences and family ties to Hawaiʻi to write about the Sano family.
Tokushige weaves in military family life, dives into dyslexia, and explores what that means for the youngster learning to fit into a new school and community.
The Conversation sat down with Tokushige to get the backstory on "Airi Sano, Prankmaster General: New School Skirmish," published by Penguin Random House.
This interview aired on The Conversation on Oct. 5, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.