The Book of Honu: Enjoying and Learning About Hawaii's Sea Turtles (Latitude 20 Books (Paperback)) by Peter Bennett
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Drawing on twenty years experience observing green turtles, the authors describe turtle behaviour and explain how to find them from shore and while snorkelling, kayaking and diving. Over the years, they have closely followed individual animals and recorded their movements and behaviour.
The Great Book of Hawaii: The Crazy History of Hawaii with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States) by Bill O'Neill
Publisher: Independently published
How much do you know about the Aloha State? There's so much to learn about Hawaii that even residents of the state don't know! In this trivia book, you'll learn more about Hawaii's history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more! In The Great Book of Hawaii, you'll find the answers to the following questions: How did Hawaii get its name? Why is it called the Aloha State? Why was it once called "The Kingdom of Hawaii"? Which sport was invented in Hawaii? Which movies have been filmed in the state? What legends from the Hawaiian culture haunt the state? What's Hawaii's most famous unsolved mystery? And so much more! As an added bonus, you'll learn words from the Hawaiian language throughout the book. This book is packed with trivia facts about Hawaii. Some of the facts in this book are surprising, while others are sad or creepy. The one thing they have in common is that all of them are interesting! Whether you're just learning about Hawaii or you already think you're an expert on the state, you'll learn something you didn't know in every chapters. Your history teacher will be interesting at all of your newfound knowledge. So, what are you waiting for? Get started to learn more about Hawaii!
Freckled: A Memoir of Growing up Wild in Hawaii by TW Neal
Publisher: Toby Neal
For fans of The Glass Castle and Educated, comes mystery author Toby Neal's personal story of surviving a wild childhood in paradise.Born in 1965 to hippie surfer parents who just want to ride waves, use substances, and hide from society, red-headed Toby grows up as one of only a few hundred Caucasian "haole" people on the rugged, beautiful North Shore of Kauai, Hawaii.Toby's idealistic parents, breaking away from high achieving families, struggle with mental health and addiction issues as they try to live according to their own rules. Despite the hardship and deprivations of life on Kauai, they return again and again to an island whose hold on them is more powerful than any drug.Told from the immersive, first-person view of a child experiencing turbulent times as they occur, Freckled will take you on a journey you won't soon forget as Toby catches an octopus with her bare hands to feed the family, careens on her first bike down a rugged dirt trail deep in the jungle, and makes money by selling magic mushrooms to a drug dealer. Living in tents and off the land without electricity or communication with the outside world, Toby escapes into reading and imagination to deal with racial harassment and indifferent parenting. Sensitive, imaginative, and resilient,like a surfer girl Anne of Green Gables. Toby clings to a dream of academic achievement and a "normal" life. "Neal's prose is often effortless and elegant." ~Kirkus Reviews
Inspired by real places and events of WWII, Red Sky Over Hawaii immerses the reader in a time of American history full of suspicion and peril in this lush and poignant novel about the indisputable power of doing the right thing against the odds. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes everything for Lana Hitchcock. Arriving home on the Big Island too late to reconcile with her estranged father, she is left alone to untangle the clues of his legacy, which lead to a secret property tucked away in the remote rain forest of Kilauea volcano. When the government starts taking away neighbors as suspected sympathizers, Lana shelters two young German girls, a Japanese fisherman and his son. As tensions escalate, they are forced into hiding--only to discover the hideaway house is not what they expected. When a detainment camp is established nearby, Lana struggles to keep the secrets of those in her care. Trust could have dangerous consequences. As their lives weave together, Lana begins to understand the true meaning of family and how the bonds of love carry us through the worst times.
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