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Tale of Kamehameha named
Hawai‘i book of the year

Hawai'i's best books, authors, book designers and book artists were honored Friday at the 11th annual Ka Palapala Po'okela awards.

The awards from the Hawai'i Book Publishers Association are determined by the Hawai'i Book Academy, including librarians, booksellers, the media, publishers and dedicated book lovers.

Eighty-one nominees were considered for 18 awards for the year 2000.

The Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau Award for "Best Hawai'i Book of the Year" was presented to "Kamehameha and His Warrior Kekuhaupi'o," written by Stephen L. Desha and translated by Frances N. Frazier.

The John Dominis Holt Award, given to an individual for an extended record of excellence in publishing was awarded to prolific author and columnist Bob Krauss.

A special award was given for the first time: "Aloha from Beyond Hawai'i," for books published outside of the state but about Hawaii. Recipient was "The Aloha Shirt."

The awards:

GENERAL CATEGORIES

Children's Hawaiian Culture

>> Winner: "A Beautiful Hawaiian Day" by Henry Kapono; artwork by Susan Szabo

>> Honorable Mention: "Ke Aloha O Ka I'a Wiwi 'Ole 'O 'Opihi" by Pila Wilson; illustrated by Brook Parker, designed by K. Hewett

Children's Illustrative or Photographic Books

>>Winner: "Fables From the Sea" by Leslie Ann Hayashi, illustrated by Kathleen Wong Bishop

>> Honorable Mention: "A Beautiful Hawaiian Day" by Henry Kapono, artwork by Susan Szabo

Children's Books Fiction or Nonfiction

>> Winner: "Surf's Up for Kimo" by Kerry Germain, illustrated by Keoni Montes

>> Honorable Mention: "Tikki Turtle's Quest" by Gill McBarnet

Literature

>> Winner: "Intersecting Circles: The Voices of Hapa Women in Poetry and Prose" by Marie Hara & Nora Okja Keller, editors

>> Honorable Mention: "The Quietest Singing" by Darrell H.Y. Lum, Joseph Stanton & Estelle Enoki, editors

General Hawaiian Culture

>> Winner: "Kamehameha and His Warrior Kekuhaupi'o" by Stephen L. Desha, translated by Frances N. Frazier, designed by Vicki Nasu & Clarence Lee

>> Honorable Mention: "Exalted Sits the Chief" by Ross Cordy

General Illustrative or Photographic Books

>> Winner: "Maui" -- Jan TenBruggencate, photos by Douglas Peebles

>> Honorable Mention: "The Book of Bromeliads & Hawaiian Tropical Flowers" -- Ronald W. Parkhurst

Natural Science

>> Winner: "By Wind, By Wave" by David L. Eyre

>> Honorable Mention: "Hawaii's Native & Exotic Freshwater Animals" by Mike Yamamoto and Annette Tagawa

Text or Reference Books

>> Winner: "Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Vol. 2 1831-1850," compiled and annotated by David W. Forbes

>> Honorable Mention: "The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia" by Brij V. Lal and Kate Fortune, editors

Cookbooks

>> Winner: "Sam Choy Sampler" by Sam Choy, edited by Joanne Fujita

>> Honorable Mention: "Ethnic Foods of Hawai'i" by Ann Kondo Corum

Special Interest Books

>> Winner: "Growing Fruits in Hawai'i" by Kathy Oshiro

>> Honorable Mention: "How to Play the Hawaiian Ukulele" by U.H. Curriculum Research and Development Group

Nonfiction Books

>> Winner: "Hawaii Looking Back" by Glen Grant and Bennett Hymer

>> Honorable Mention: "Kamehameha and His Warrior Kekuhaupi'o" by Stephen L. Desha, translated by Frances N. Frazier, designed by Vicki Nasu & Clarence Lee

Aloha From Beyond Hawai'i

>> Winner: "The Aloha Shirt" by Dale Hope and Greg Tozian

>> Honorable Mention: "Ka Iwi: Survival of a Coast" by Al Benedict

TECHNICAL CATEGORIES

Production

>> Winner: Barbara Pope, "Victoria Ward and Her Family: Memories of Old Plantation"

>> Honorable Mention: Lucille C. Aono, "The Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia"

Design

>> Winner: Barbara Pope, "Victoria Ward and Her Family: Memories of Old Plantation"

>> Honorable Mention: Carol Colbath, "By Wind, By Wave"

Writing Literature

>> Winner: Frances Frazier, "Kamehameha and His Warrior Kekuhaupi'o"

>> Honorable Mention: Edward Sakamoto, "Aloha Las Vegas and Other Plays"

Illustration

>> Winner: Kathleen Wong Bishop, "Fables From the Sea"

>> Honorable Mention: Susan Szabo, "A Beautiful Hawaiian Day"

Photography

>> Winner: Douglas Peebles, "Maui"

>> Honorable Mention: David Boynton, "By Wind, By Wave"

Writing Nonfiction

>> Winner: Stephen L. Desha, "Kamehameha and His Warrior Kekuhaupi'o"

>> Honorable Mention: Glen Grant, "Hawaii Looking Back"


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