"The Tsunami Quilt: Grandfather's Story"

Written by Anthony D. Fredericks and illustrated by Tammy Yee

An enormous tsunami wave strikes Hilo, Hawai'i, on April 1, 1946, causing death and destruction. Even those islanders who are fortunate to have survived find their lives forever altered. Young Kimo loves his grandfather very much – they go everywhere together, sharing island stories and experiences. But there is one story his grandfather has yet to share and that is the reason behind their yearly pilgrimage to Laupahoehoe Point. Here, in silent remembrance, Grandfather places a flower lei atop a stone monument. It is only after his grandfather's sudden death that Kimo learns the story behind their annual visit and the reason for the sadness that has haunted his grandfather throughout the years.

Ages 6+

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