Book about Tongan Heroes to be launched

The third book in the Pasifika Heroes series, Tongan Heroes, will be launched at Tupu Library on Friday 9th of September during Tongan Language Week.


Written by David Riley, who wrote We are the Rock (Niuean achievers) and Samoan Heroes the book tells the inspirational stories of achievers who have Tongan ancestry.

It includes legends like Muni and Kavaoanu; historical figures such as Queen Salote Tupou III and Professor Futa Helu; and contemporary heroes like Manu Vatuvei, Jonah Lomu, The Jets, and Dr Konai Helu Thaman.

Designed to put age appropriate and culturally relevant material in front of young Tongans in order to encourage reading and the love of books, Tongan Heroes is written in an easy to read manner and illustrated by Samoan comic book artist, Michel Mulipola.

The book will be launched at Tupu Youth Library in Manukau at 6:30pm.

What: Tongan Heroes book launch


When: Friday 9th September, 6:30

Where: Tupu Youth Library