Meet the Kiwi creator
Dahlia Malaeulu is a Samoan New Zealander with connections to the villages of Sinamoga and Vaivase tai in Samoa. She is an award-winning author, publisher and creator of Mila’s Books – Pasifika children’s books that help tamaiti to be seen, heard and valued as Pasifika. In May 2019, she released the first books in her Mila’s My Gagana Series for preschoolers and junior primary aged children. She created the series with the goals of providing accessible books that support tamaiti, fanau and faiā’oga in the development of basic Samoan language within the home, schools and communities.