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Haole Boy
Author: Lanakila Michael Achong
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2008-11
Pages: 248
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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When Michael Wester was just three years old, his mother punched him in the face and broke his nose. When he was five years old, three of his front teeth were knocked out. He spent the first ten years of his life learning how to survive an abusive and drugged-out mother. But Michael overcame the pain, fear, and hatred of those first years; Haole Boy is his personal story of how he fulfilled his dreams and now enjoys a good life. Author Lanakila Michael Achong reveals how he survived his brutal childhood and experienced unconditional love and acceptance at the age of eighteen when he was adopted by a multicultural family. He tells of his interest in sports, his graduation from high school, his career in law enforcement, and his immersion in the Hawaiian culture. Inspired to tell his story after having a child of his own, Achong delivers an emotional story that reveals the strength of the human spirit. It is a story about achieving self-worth and the ability to love and accept love in return. With photos included, Haole Boy demonstrates the irrefutable strength of love and how it can change someone's life forever.

The Haole Boy And The Girl From The Sugar Islands
Author: Leimano Ludoko
Publisher:
Release Date: 1981
Pages: 31
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Mark, a haole boy, meets Julia, a Hawaiian girl, who teaches him about the Hokule'a, sugar cane, and various Hawaiian words.

Molokai
Author: O. A. Bushnell
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Pages: 539
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"It searches the hearts of the doomed and damned with an intense compassion. The author has painted the background of his novel with a knowing brush.... A vivid experience for the reader." --New York Times Book Review

People And Cultures Of Hawaii
Author: Thomas W. Maretzki
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date: 2011-04-30
Pages: 378
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This is a significant update to the highly influential text People and Cultures of Hawaii: A Psychocultural Profile. Since its publication in 1980, the immigrant groups it discusses in depth have matured and new ones have been added to the mix. The present work tracks the course of these changes over the past twenty years, constructing a historical understanding of each group as it evolved from race to ethnicity to culture. Individual chapters begin with an overview of one of fifteen groups. Following the development of its unique ethnocultural identity, distinctive character traits such as temperament and emotional expression are explored—as well as ethnic stereotypes. Also discussed are modifications to the group’s ethnocultural identity over time and generational change—which traits may have changed over generations and which are more hardwired or enduring. An important feature of each chapter is the focus on the group’s family social structure, generational and gender roles, power distribution, and central values and life goals. Readers will also find a description of the group’s own internal social class structure, social and political strategies, and occupational and educational patterns. Finally, contributors consider how a particular ethnic group has blended into Hawai‘i’s culturally sensitive society. People and Cultures of Hawai‘i: The Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity will, like its predecessor, fill an important niche in understanding the history of different ethnic groups in Hawai‘i.

A Boy At War
Author: Harry Mazer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-06-26
Pages: 112
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They rowed hard, away from the battleships and the bombs. Water sprayed over them. The rowboat pitched one way and then the other. Then, before his eyes, the Arizona lifted up out of the water. That enormous battleship bounced up in the air like a rubber ball and split apart. Fire burst out of the ship. A geyser of water shot into the air and came crashing down. Adam was almost thrown out of the rowboat. He clung to the seat as it swung around. He saw blue skies and the glittering city. The boat swung back again, and he saw black clouds, and the Arizona, his father's ship, sinking beneath the water. -- from A Boy at War "He kept looking up, afraid the planes would come back. The sky was obscured by black smoke....It was all unreal: the battleships half sunk, the bullet holes in the boat, Davi and Martin in the water." December 7, 1941: On a quiet Sunday morning, while Adam and his friends are fishing near Honolulu, a surprise attack by Japanese bombers destroys the fleet at Pearl Harbor. Even as Adam struggles to survive the sudden chaos all around him, and as his friends endure the brunt of the attack, a greater concern hangs over his head: Adam's father, a navy lieutenant, was stationed on the USS Arizona when the bombs fell. During the subsequent days Adam -- not yet a man, but no longer a boy -- is caught up in the war as he desperately tries to make sense of what happened to his friends and to find news of his father. Harry Mazer, whose autobiographical novel, The Last Mission, brought the European side of World War II to vivid life, now turns to the Pacific theater and how the impact of war can alter young lives forever.

Mango Lady   Other Stories From Hawaii
Author: Ted Gugelyk
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Pages: 102
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Mango Lady & Other Stories from Hawaii takes the reader on a journey not unlike a long ride across the face of a giant wave, full of unexpected turns and surprises, weaving together memories, fantasies, and personalities that stretch from long ago Hawaii to modern day Vietnam. Through all of them is the connecting spirit of the Islands, its special mana, its people, its surf, bringing times past into the present in a special, intimate way. There is Mango Lady, who lived in Waikiki since childhood, watching her ancient preoccupations become irrelevant in the new bustle of development. There is The Man to Whom Surf Cam, the tale of a magical Urban who never failed to attract surf. There is A November Surfer, an adventure of a senior surfer at remote Rabbit Island. There is Hard Port, an intriguing pulling together of Hawaii and Russia, when a longtime surfer visits Nakhodka in the Russian Far East, the land of his ancestors. Finally, there is the flamboyant and unsettling Captain Aloha, a tale of two old surfing friends from Hawaii and the horrors of the war in Vietnam, a unique portrait of psychology and culture, of friendship and passing time."

Validate Me   How My Mom S Hoarding Kind Of Messed Me Up
Author: Melissa Patton
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date: 2014-04-30
Pages: 116
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Compulsive hoarding damages house structures, threatens safety and health, drains bank accounts, and estranges a hoarder from the rest of society. It goes way beyond just saving stuff. It goes deeper than just being a pack-rat. It is a very real disorder, and it affects more than the hoarder. In this brief memoir, Melissa shares her struggles growing up as the daughter of a hoarder, her reality TV experience and the events that followed, and her journey through the therapy she did not realize she needed. "Validate Me! (How my mom's hoarding kind of messed me up.)" opens your eyes to the most important "things" that get destroyed under the piles.

Haole Wife
Author: Margaret Drake
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2011-12
Pages: 216
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Attempting to flee her shameful past as an unwed mother, Ina Marie leaves her home state of Iowa and lands a teaching job in Hawaii. That s where she meets Dr. Clyde McNeill, and they are married in the summer of 1920. Ina Marie enjoys the small privileges afforded to a plantation doctor s wife, and she appreciates the time she gets to spend with her daughter Leilani. But that bliss changes on a stormy night in 1923. While Clyde is treating a patient, he drowns, leaving Ina Marie and Leilani alone to fend for themselves. Evicted from the plantation home, Ina Marie must make a new life for her and her daughter. Against the backdrop of the times and the sugar plantation culture of Hawaii, Ina Marie navigates through the full wave of events driven by the forces of Prohibition. It s also a time when automobiles are just becoming a more common means of travel and women have achieved their voting rights. A work of historical fiction, Haole Wife, by author Margaret Drake, tells the story of one woman and what it takes to survive in the Prohibition Era of the 1920s on Hawaii Island."

Middle Son
Author: Deborah Iida
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Release Date: 1996-01-04
Pages: 238
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This novel of a Japanese-American family is “a tender tale of secrecy and obligation, introducing us to a Hawaii the tourists never see” (Glamour). When Spencer Fujii’s grandparents arrived in Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century, they brought Japanese customs with them. Five decades later, those traditional expectations still shape the lives of the Fujii family. Spencer, the son of first generation sugarcane plantation workers, is the middle child. This “small gem” of a novel, an ALA Notable Book of the Year, follows his childhood days with his much-loved big brother and the tragedy that separated them; the traditions of responsibility, acceptance, and sacrifice that Spencer struggles with into adulthood; and his moving, final communion with his mother (Kirkus Reviews). With “wonderfully vivid emotional details . . . Iida allows us to know these people, and the land they come from” (Newsday). “Deborah Iida’s fine writing and her wonderful ear opened the window on the world of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii, a world that captivated this reader.” —Abraham Verghese “The scenes between Spencer and his mother . . . provide rich demonstrations that Ms. Iida has mastered the difficult art of capturing the rhythms of hesitation and circumlocution, the ways in which characters talk about everything but the only thing on their mind.” —The New York Times Book Review

Big Happiness
Author: Mark Panek
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Pages: 304
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"Big Happiness is extremely important to our community. Mark Panek's biography of Percy Kipapa speaks to the consequences of the destruction of Hawai'i's rural neighborhoods, unchecked development, the ice epidemic, the failures of government, sumo, intricate family and neighbor relationships, and more. What is most impressive is Panek's ability to weave all of these complex topics together in a seamless narrative that connects all the dots. Part mystery, part investigative journalism, part poignant Island portrait, this work contains an emotional element that binds the reader to the subjects in a dignified yet touching way, showing compassion and even affection for people while revealing their flaws and shortcomings. This book will resonate with an Island audience and with anyone interested in Hawai'i." --Victoria Kneubuhl, Hawai'i writer and playwright "This book tells of personal triumphs and failures, and also the triumphs and failures of families, communities, organizations, agencies, governments, and churches dealing with the multiple consequences of 'progress' in contemporary Hawai'i. There have been heroes and villains at all levels--frequently, the same individuals and agencies are both at the same time. The story of Percy Kipapa is especially poignant because professional sumo gave him a unique opportunity to transcend Hawai'i's culture of colonialism, racism, poverty, and drug addiction, which in the end all brought him down anyway. Mark Panek has done a masterful job of weaving these strands together."--Reverend Bob Nakata, former Hawai'i state senator "Spanning the history of Waikane and the brutality of Japan's national sport, Big Happiness is a remarkably ambitious piece that links one man's murder to the ice epidemic, land development, and political corruption in Hawai'i. Mark Panek's meticulously researched, skillfully written, heartbreaking story, filled with voices that ring true, is an indictment of an entire system that crushed a gentle giant. While other Hawai'i writers dwell in 'take me back to da kine' nostalgia, Panek tells it like it really is." --Chris McKinney, author of The Tattoo and Mililani Mauka

Pidgin To Da Max
Author: Douglas Simonson
Publisher: Bess Press
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 208
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An alphabetical guide to words and phrases in Hawaiian Pidgin English, with comic strips illustrating usage.

Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers
Author: Kroeber Anthropological Society
Publisher:
Release Date: 1981
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Anywhere But Paradise
Author: Anne Bustard
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books ®
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Pages: 288
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Moving from Texas to Hawaii in 1960, 12-year-old Peggy Sue faces a difficult transition when she is bulled as one of the few haole (white) students in her school. This lyrical debut novel is perfect for Common Core classroom connections. It's 1960 and Peggy Sue has just been transplanted from Texas to Hawaii for her father's new job. Her cat, Howdy, is stuck in animal quarantine, and she's baffled by Hawaiian customs and words. Worst of all, eighth-grader Kiki Kahana targets Peggy Sue because she is haole—white—warning her that unless she does what Kiki wants, she will be a victim on "kill haole day," the last day of school. Peggy Sue's home ec teacher insists that she help Kiki with her sewing project or risk failing. Life looks bleak until Peggy Sue meets Malina, whose mother gives hula lessons. But when her parents take a trip to Hilo, leaving Peggy Sue at Malina's, life takes an unexpected twist in the form of a tsunami. Peggy Sue is knocked unconscious and wakes to learn that her parents' whereabouts are unknown. Peggy Sue has to summon all her courage to have hope that they will return safely.

Island Fire
Author: Cheryl A. Harstad
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date: 2002-07-31
Pages: 248
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From the poignant "The Queen's Prayer," written by Hawaii's last reigning monarch, to Ryan Monico's "The Million-Dollar Mango Tree," a tribute to his grandfather's pickled mango, the editors present finely textured narratives of life in Hawaii by some of the state's most respected writers and observers.

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Release Date: 1997
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Women In Hawaii
Author: Joyce N. Chinen
Publisher: Social Process in Hawai'i
Release Date: 1997
Pages: 177
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"The central goal of Women in Hawai'i [is] to give voice to the voiceless, as well as to remind the reader of the usurpers, land-thieves and pawnbrokers who have kept these voices silent for too long. . . . The book's collaborators have succeeded magnificently." --Honolulu Weekly

Welcome To Paradise  Now Go To Hell
Author: Chas Smith
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Pages: 256
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell, is surfer and former war reporter Chas Smith’s wild and unflinching look at the high-stakes world of surfing on Oahu’s North Shore—a riveting, often humorous, account of beauty, greed, danger, and crime. For two months every winter, when Pacific storms make landfall, swarms of mainlanders, Brazilians, Australians, and Europeans flock to Oahu’s paradisiacal North Shore in pursuit of some of the greatest waves on earth for surfing’s Triple Crown competition. Chas Smith reveals how this influx transforms a sleepy, laid-back strip of coast into a lawless, violent, drug-addled, and adrenaline-soaked mecca. Smith captures this exciting and dangerous place where locals, outsiders, the surf industry, and criminal elements clash in a fascinating look at class, race, power, money, and crime, set within one of the most beautiful places on earth. The result is a breathtaking blend of crime and adventure that captures the allure and wickedness of this idyllic golden world.

Social Adjustment Of Caucasian Japanese Marriages In Honolulu
Author: George K. Yamamoto
Publisher:
Release Date: 1949
Pages: 206
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Social Process In Hawaii
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Release Date: 1960
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After The Ball
Author: David P. Penhallow
Publisher: Rice st Press
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 576
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This award-winning novel tells the chilling, hilarious and touching tale of Percy, a seven year old boy in pre-World War II Hawaii, who creates ingenious ways of deal-ing with his parents' divorce in the face of an ancient Hawaiian curse placed on his family. This coming-of-age odyssey reads like a Salingeresque thriller of 1941's world of Hawaii, Hollywood film stars, movies, and celebrities of the day. You'll fall in love with little Percy, laugh at his escapades and cry at his misfortunes as he shares his quest to remove the ancient curse that he believes has destroyed his family, culminating with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.