The Question and Answer section for The Whale Rider is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Koro establishes a school to teach adolescent boys ther ancient customs to develop the skills to enable one of them lead a tribe one day.
Maori tradition demands that only a first born son can be a chief. Pai's father has declined the honor so that leaves only Kahu who is a girl. This tests the cultural norms of the tribe. Can tradition and culture change or must it stay the same to...
Rawiri broke the "cardinal rule" when she by hanging out with natives and farm workers. Jeff was forbidden to do so.