Tongan Heroes tells the inspirational stories of achievers who have Tongan ancestry. It includes legends like Muni and Kavaoanu; historical figures such as Queen Salote Tupou III and Professor Futa Helu; and contemporary heroes like Manu Vatuvei, Jonah Lomu, The Jets, and Dr Konai Helu Thaman. The book is designed to put age appropriate and culturally relevant material in front of young Tongans, in order to encourage reading and the love of books.
The book is illustrated by Samoan comic book artist, Michel Mulipola. The book is the third in the Pasifika Heroes series, We are the Rock (Niuean achievers) and Samoan Heroes.