The Pōrangi Boy
10 March, 2021
The Pōrangi Boy, written by Shilo Kino, was a wild ride of a read. Based in a small rural town in New Zealand, it carries big themes such as fighting stereotypes, racism, cultural identity and whānau. A lot happens in this book, especially in the beginning. There is one big event that separates the past and present, but I won’t spoil it for you just yet. This book was inspiring, funny and a little crazy, literally. Pōrangi means crazy in te reo Māori.
The story follows 12-year-old Niko, a Māori boy who tries to prove to everyone that he isn’t pōrangi. Read more