Micronesian Legends includes legends from the islands of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, Kosrae, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands in a cultural context that integrates history, geography, and economics to emphasize the importance of both modern and traditional knowledge. An ideal text for young adults, it stimulates discussion of local culture and values and inspires further reading and writing.
by Bo Flood, Beret E. Strong, William Flood
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Bo Flood, Ph.D., has published several books for children, including a collection of Micronesian myths, From the Mouth of the Monster Eel. She is the 1997 winner of the CNMI Governor's Award in the Literary Arts and an instructor at Northern Marianas College.
Beret E. Strong holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Brown University and an M.F.A. in poetry from Warren Wilson College. While teaching on Saipan and serving on the CNMI Council for the Humanities, she co-produced and directed, with Cinta Matagolai Kaipat, the documentary film Lieweila, about the Refalawasch (Carolinians) of the Northern Mariana Islands.
William Flood received his M.D. from the University of Minnesota. He writes a weekly health column and has a private pediatric practice in Saipan.
Connie J. Adams is a well-known Saipan artist who has won numerous regional and national awards, including the Governor's Award in the Visual Arts.
“An amazing and exciting read which illuminates Micronesian cultures and traditions in a reader-friendly format, especially recommended for young adults and the non-specialist general reader with an interest in multicultural legends and folklore.”