Dorinda Nicholson will speak at the Grand River Historical Museum Society’s quarterly dinner on Oct. 8.

Area residents have an opportunity to hear from Dorinda Nicholson "The Pearl Harbor Child" at the Grand River Historical Museum Society’s quarterly dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Elk's Lodge. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m,., but guests can also chose to only attend the program at 7 p.m.

Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson, known as “The Pearl Harbor Child” is an award-winning author of Pearl Harbor history through the eyes of a child. When the bombs fell on Dec. 7, 1941, she clung to her father’s side as enemy torpedo bombers screamed overhead skimming the treetops. When the planes dipped their wings, she saw the pilots’ goggles. Nicholson has made it her mission to tell the story of this piece of American history. She has published numerous travel articles and authored a series of educational filmstrips for children about the history, culture, industry and land of Hawaii. These filmstrips were distributed nationally and won a silver medal from ITVA. She also originated the concept for “A Woman’s Year,” an organizational calendar for women, which was published by Hallmark for 15 years.

All of her non-fiction, photo-illustrated World War II books are written for middle school-aged students to young adults. Her book, “Pearl Harbor Warriors”, earned an IRA intermediate non-fiction award, Mark Twain list, ALA best DVD for kids, and was chosen as Hawaii’s first read-aloud book, read simultaneously to more than 10,000 students on Oahu and Maui.

Visit her website, for more information.

The $10, per person, dinner will consist of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable and dessert. Call 646-1341or email Reservations should be turned in by 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7.