New releases from Hawaii authors
"I Kekahi La me Makana"
By Na Kamalei Publishing. No charge to families with young Hawaiian children in Ko olauloa
Na Kamalei in Windward Oahu has released its first children's bi-lingual storybook of the season, "I Kekahi L me Makana," or "A Day with Makana." The story is in Hawaiian and English and follows a boy who has special needs through his day at school.
"One Cup Rice"
Written by Hazel Kazuko Arii Ho, A Plus Publishing. $16.95
This book is a selection of life stories from one woman's journey. The stories run the gamut of emotions - from childhood delights to senior dilemmas - that reflect the frailties of the human condition and the strengths of the human spirit. Hazel Kazuko Arii Ho's love of writing began at age eight when she published a book of poetry.