Healing Waters

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Joyce Moyer Hostetter

Thirteen year old Pia is sent to Molokai when he contracts leprosy.  The book is told from the boy's experience which is not good.  Life was desperately hard and the 'aloha' spirit did not exist on that island.  The book also discusses the arrival of Father Damien who was instrumental in helping the sick and discouraged people.  This is a very interesting book for anyone over the age of nine.  Adults would find this an eye opener.

Sue N., Youth Services

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