Period Books: WAIWHERO - The Red waters
WAIWHERO - The Red Waters
By Ngahuia Murphy
Waiwhero: He Whakahirahiratanga o te Ira Wahine: A Celebration of Womanhood is based on Te Awa Atua but has been written specifically for whanau, rangatahi, the education and health sectors. Waiwhero is also bilingual, having been translated by the wonderful Sean Ellison, making it a great reo and kaupapa Māori sexual health resource (a rarity!). Regan Balzer has also illustrated the book and provided beautiful paintings of the cosmological origin stories for menstruation.
This book is the perfect read for a teen or pre teen and a wonderful bonding read between mother and daughter of all cultures.