Nothing is normal now that America is at war. Nanea hasn’t gone to school in weeks. She can’t go outside after dark. The beaches are lined with barbed wire, and everyone is afraid there will be more attacks. Nanea’s parents are busy working for the war effort, and her best friend is sent off the island. Worst of all, Nanea’s big brother wants to join the army. Nanea can’t make the war go away, but she discovers that she can lift people’s spirits—and her own—through hula. Author: Kirby Larson. 184 pages. Paperback.