Mila’s My Gagana Series promotes the learning of Gagana Sāmoa by providing accessible tusi faitau that supports and engages our tamaiti, fanau and faiā`oga in a fun and interactive way. A rich literacy resource, each story is filled with relatable everyday contexts focusing on basic Gagana Sāmoa concepts and are ‘Tusi faitau for all the fanau’.
The first versions of the stories were created as resources for my own tamaiti to introduce, build confidence and strengthen their overall connection to our Sāmoan culture through learning basic Gagana Sāmoa. Since then the series has developed into 12 stories, with the first three stories published and launched in May 2019; Mase’s Room, Malia Shares and Lagi Spies.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? …
- E-Tangata Article: Based around identity and my personal journey as a New Zealand born Samoan which led to the creation of Mila’s My Gagana Series.
- The Big Idea Article: Mila’s My Gagana Series was acknowledged as an achievement for children’s literature in 2019.
- Radio New Zealand Interview Nine to Noon interview: Letting New Zealand know about Mila’s My Gagana Series.
- Pacific Media Network 531 Radio Interview Breakfast show interview: Sharing Mila’s My Gagana Series with our Pasifika community.