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Light In The Queen’s Garden Free Library Adventure With Author, Dr. Sandra Bonura

July 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm PDT


Adventures by the Book is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad City Library for a Free Library Adventure with author, Dr. Sandra Bonura.

Join us we delve into Dr. Bonura’s latest book, Light in the Queen’s Garden, the historical account of a woman from the heartland of America who landed in the Kingdom of Hawai`i at the end of the 19th century and became closely involved in the greatest political turmoil the Hawaiians had ever experienced.

Newly discovered primary sources are used to flesh out and enliven the historical account of the 1893 Hawaiian Revolution that happened literally outside school windows. This book includes love letters by a Kawaiaha‘o Female Seminary teacher to her fiancé that were found in a forgotten attic trunk. During her research for the book, Bonura located the taped interviews by Lydia Aholo and facilitated their return to Hawai‘i, where they are now held at Kamehameha Schools Archives.

This free Adventure is a celebration of Hawaiian culture, and will include Hawaiian snacks and dancers. It also includes a book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal.


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Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States
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