Living with Aunt Sasa’e: A family in Western Samoa

Living with Aunt Sasa’e: A family in Western Samoa

by Hélène Tremblay

Winnipeg, Canada: Peguis Publishers

ISBN:1894110064/9781894110068

Part of the “Families of the World” series, this non- fiction book tells the reader about what life is like for families living in Western Samoa. Vivid colour photographs provide the reader with “real life” images of Saoman living. The story is told through the eyes of Sesilia, an 11-year-old girl. She talks about her village, her extended family, clothing, and her daily routine in Western Samoa. She also describes early morning prayers and the family’s housing, chores, food and some of the local wildlife.

This book was nominated because it includes photos, and describes a day in the life of a Samoan family.

A New Zealand Curriculum-linked activity for this book can be found here.