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Ka Baibala Hemolele
After ten–plus years, significant funding support from many foundations and individuals, and the work of dozens of scholars, teachers, and volunteers, Ka Baibala Hemolele is available in the new orthography, which uses diacritics. It is the first time that the Hawaiian language bible has been formatted and printed with diacritical marking.
The 49th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival, 2012Merrie Monarch Festival
Experience the artistry and traditions of the 2012 Merrie Monarch Festival with this commemorative DVD set. From powerful hula kahiko to mesmerizing hula 'auana, this collection captures the beauty of the world's premier hula competition on four DVDs.
A Coconut Named BobBy Austin Weaver
Illustrated by Don Robinson
A heartwarming story of a little boy and his friendship with a coconut named Bob. The little boy took Bob everywhere with him...until one sunny day, while sailing with the boy and his father, Bob was washed overboard during a storm. From this point, the story is told from the view of Bob the coconut. It describes Bob's journey from floating in the ocean to landing on the shores of a remote island that he makes his new home. This unique tale explores the possibility that all living things are connected. The tale has an unexpected, uplifting ending that will touch the hearts of readers of all ages. The most unique aspect of A Coconut Named Bob is the age of its author—Austin Weaver wrote the book when he was just thirteen years old. Now sixteen, he is a published author and resides in Colorado Springs.
The Queen and IBy Sidney Iuakea
In this expose Sydney L. Iaukea ties personal memories to newly procured political information about Hawaii's crucial Territorial era. Spurred by questions surrounding intergenerational property disputes in her immediate family, she delves into Hawaii's historical archives. There she discovers the central role played by her great–great–grandfather in the politics of late–nineteenth– and early–twentieth–century Hawaii—in particular, Curtis P. Iaukea's trusted position with the Hawaiian Kingdom's last ruling monarch, Queen Lili'uokalani. As Iaukea charts her ancestor's efforts to defend a culture under siege, she reveals astonishing legal and legislative maneuvers that show us how capitalism reshaped cultural relationships. She finds resonant parallels and connections between her own upbringing in Maui's housing projects, her family's penchant for hiding property, and the Hawaiian peoples' loss of their country and lands.
Kalaupapa: A Collective MemoryBy Anwei Skinsnes Law
Between 1866 and 1969, an estimated 8,000 individuals—at least 90 percent of whom were Native Hawaiians—were sent to Molokai's remote Kalaupapa peninsula because they were believed to have leprosy. Unwilling to accept the loss of their families, homes, and citizenship, these individuals ensured they would be accorded their rightful place in history. They left a powerful testimony of their lives in the form of letters, petitions, music, memoirs, and oral history interviews. Kalaupapa combines more than 200 hours of interviews with archival documents, including over 300 letters and petitions written by the earliest residents translated from Hawaiian. It has long been assumed that those sent to Kalaupapa were unconcerned with the world they were forced to leave behind. The present work shows that residents remained actively interested and involved in life beyond Kalaupapa. They petitioned the Hawaii Legislative Assembly in 1874, seeking justice. They fervently supported Queen Liliuokalani and the Hawaiian Kingdom prior to annexation and contributed to the relief effort in Europe following World War I. In 1997 Kalaupapa residents advocated at the United Nations together with people affected by leprosy from around the world. This book presents at long last the story of Kalaupapa as told by its people.
Bamboo Ridge Issue #100: Waiting Fo Da Big Fish TournamentEdited by Eric Chock and Darrell Lum
This landmark issue #100 celebrates work selected from the best writers of Hawaii. Selections included traditional mailed manuscripts with a 100–line limit as well as from the entries from the 100–word and 100–line online submissions. These limits were an attempt to squeeze in 100 authors but instead the editors chose 100 selections from 70 authors, so that they could include a posthumous tribute to Albert Saijo, a pioneering Beat Generation Asian American poet. The featured artist is Grant Kagimoto of Cane Haul Road and his cover image is not only a tribute to the many "characters" who have contributed to our success but also alludes to an essay, "Waiting for the Big Fish: Recent Research in the Asian American Literature of Hawaii," by Stephen Sumida in The Best of Bamboo Ridge, published in 1981.
Ili Na Ho'omana'o o KalaupapaBy Anwei Skinsnes Law and Valerie Monson
Photographs by Wayne Levin
A continuous history of Kalaupapa—from the first people relocated to the peninsula in 1866 because of isolation policies related to leprosy, to modern day residents, to family members who will carry their relatives' legacy into the future. Photographs taken by Wayne Levin from the 1980s through the present are combined with text by Anwei Skinsnes Law and Valerie Monson that includes interviews with Kalaupapa residents and descendants of individuals sent to Kalaupapa as early as 1879.
Pele, Volcano Goddess of Hawaii: A HistoryBy H. Arlo Nimmo
When the first Europeans arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, the volcano goddess Pele was the central deity of a complex religion in the volcano districts of Hawaii Island. While native Hawaiians were quickly converted to Christianity, Pele remained remarkably relevant as a deity. This book is a critical biography of the volcano goddess, as well as a history of her religion. Topics covered include the ongoing belief in Pele, her popular manifestations, her ceremonies, her new cultural roles and her current status in Hawaii.
The Odyssey of KP2By Terrie M. Williams
When a two day–old Hawaiian monk seal pup is attacked and abandoned by his mother on a beach in Kauai, environmental officials must decide if they should save the newborn animal or allow nature to take its course. But as a member of the most endangered marine mammal species in U.S. waters, Kauai Pup 2, or KP2, is too precious to lose, and he embarks on an odyssey that will take him across an ocean to the only qualified caretaker to accept the job, eminent wildlife biologist Dr. Terrie M. Williams. The Odyssey of KP2 is an inside look at the life of a scientist and the role that her research plays in the development of conservation efforts, bringing our contemporary environmental landscape to life. It is also the heartwarming portrait of a Hawaiian monk seal whose unforgettable personality never falters, even as his fate hangs in the balance.
The 'Ukulele: A HistoryBy Jim Tranquada and John King
Since its introduction to Hawaii in 1879, the 'ukulele has been many things: a symbol of an island paradise; a tool of political protest; an instrument central to a rich musical culture; a musical joke; a highly sought–after collectible; a cheap airport souvenir; a lucrative industry; and the product of a remarkable synthesis of western and Pacific cultures. The 'Ukulele: A History explores all of these facets, placing the instrument for the first time in a broad historical, cultural, and musical context.
The Shark KingBy R. Kikuo Johnson
Award–winning cartoonist R. Kikuo Johnson transports young readers to the lush tropical shores of his native Hawaii in this graphical novel. For generations, native Hawaiians have told tales of the shape–shifting shark god Kamohaoali'i. The Shark King is the artist's version of one such tale about the insatiable appetite of Kamohoali'i's son, Nanaue, who has to balance his yearning for Dad's guidance with his desire for Mom's nurture.
I Respectfully Dissent: A Biography of Edward H. NakamuraBy Tom Coffman
Tom Coffman's portrait of Edward Nakamura is both insightful biography and engrossing political history. The arc of the story may sound familiar—the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the GI Bill, Statehood—but it is strewn with surprise, resulting from Nakamura's unshakable creed and unique angle of vision. Translating the political gains of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Nakamura played a central role unpublicized in devising arguably the most progressive program of legislation in an American state: universal health care, temporary disability insurance, collective bargaining rights for public workers, and more. His efforts forever changed the Hawaii workers' landscape.
PapahanaumokuakeaBy Wayne Levin
During a month–long expedition with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, renowned photographer Wayne Levin shot over 3,000 images documenting the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The exhibition catalogue provides a window to the beauty and richness of a truly remarkable place that few will ever see in person.
The Evolution of FreedivingBy Sonny Tanabe
In his second book, The Evolution of Freediving, Sonny Tanabe has created a definitive text for the sport. Fueled by a lifelong love affair with the ocean, this compilation of stunning photography, historic lore, and modern information is sure to fascinate. With passionate detail, The Evolution of Freediving presents the art of apnea and spearfishing in concise and intriguing fashion. This book traces the advances in dive equipment as well as the progression of the spearfisherman from explorer, to hunter, to his current role as steward of the sea.
In the Beginning: ArchipelagoBy Dr. Richard W. Grigg
Join this exciting exploration of the islands as they were when first discovered by the Polynesians and the Western explorers, as well as by all of us who live in Hawaii today. Throughout In the Beginning: Archipelago you will experience Hawaii as you've never seen it before — from plumes of lava exploding under water to a plant in the cloud forests of Maui that blooms only once in thirty years. Learn of the origins and evolution of exotic tropical gardens, forests, and coral reefs.
A Splash of Aloha: A Healthy Guide to Fresh Hawaiian SeafoodBy Kapi'olani Community College, University of Hawaii
Hawaii's clear blue waters and thriving fish farms produce a bounty of seafood that's as healthful as it is delicious. A Splash of Aloha, a unique guide from the Kapi'olani Community College Culinary Arts Department, will help you enjoy fresh Island fish and shellfish for good health and good nutrition too. This beautifully photographed companion volume to the bestselling A Dash of Aloha and A Sweet Dash of Aloha includes buying and safety tips, nutritional labels and nearly 100 innovative recipes for preparing Island favorites from 'ahi to uku, from butterfish to Kona abalone. Kapi'olani Community College, whose Culinary Arts Program has turned out some of the Islands' top chefs, assembled a team of dieticians, doctors, educators and culinary instructors to produce this book to educate Hawaii's population on how to prepare our local seafood easily, deliciously, and healthily!
Hawaiian Journey: Images of YesteryearBy Joseph G. Mullins
Hawaiian Journey is a visual chronology beginning with the ancient Polynesian explorers sailing across the ocean on their double–hulled canoes. Stunning portraits and compelling biographies provide a guide to everything Hawaii: from the Hawaiian monarchy to Asian settlers, American missionaries, and businessmen of the nineteenth century. Revised and updates to reflect the onset of the twenty–first century, this new edition of Hawaiian Journey captures the complex weave of ancient and modern migrations, royalty and overthrow, statehood and military might, cultural conflict and fusion.
Oahu Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Honolulu, Waikiki and Beyond, 4th EditionBy Andrew Doughty
The 4th Edition of Oahu Revealed includes updated information and tips for traveling Oahu, adding even more adventure and fun to what has been called the best ever guidebook to Oahu.