Bill will talk about his book in association with the Menlo Park Library.
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In this candid memoir, Hawaii native Fernandez (Rainbows Over Kapa'a) describes his hometown and the effects of the war on his childhood on the ethnically diverse island of Kaua'i. The narrative, which weaves childhood adventures with historical references...on an island laden with natural beauty begins in peacetime...Growing up surrounded by more than 20 ethnic groups, Fernandez explains "the Hawaiian way" of sharing...colorful recollections...wartime changes after...Pearl Harbor...tension between residents and their Japanese neighbors...an honest retelling of one native's experience during the war."”
—Publishers Weekly review April 22, 2013
Born on the small Hawaiian island of Kaua'i, my life centered on the ocean: surfing on an old ironing board, making my own spear from fence wire, and making a tin canoe from a cast-off tin roof and road tar. At age 14 I went to Honolulu to attend Kamehameha...
Causes Bill Fernandez Supports
Juvenile Justice, Native Hawaiian political and social causes
Bill’s Favorite Books
Lee Child's Jack Reacher series, Hawaiian history, Classics like Sherlock Holmes