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Ask Eddie

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by André Ngāpō 

What does it mean to be Māori? In this first-person narrative, Eddie’s classmates expect him to be familiar with a pōwhiri because he is Māori. But that’s not how Eddie feels, and an upcoming visit to a local kura fills him with anxiety. The support of a sensitive teacher, an encouraging mother, and a wise kaumatua enable Eddie to express his culture in a beautiful painting. When his class visits the kura, he takes his place on the paepae with pride. 

Series: School Journal Level 2, April 2013

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Fiction

Related titles: “Heartbeats in the Dark” SJ 2.4.05 | “The Tapu Tree” SJ 3.2.09

In: School Journal Level 2, April 2013

Publication date: April 2013

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