A President from Hawai'i

A President from Hawai'i

By Terry Carolan; Joanna Carolan; Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Paperback, 9780763662820, 24pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2012


A celebration of President Obama's ties to Hawaii highlights the state's cultural traditions and includes photos from Barack Obama's childhood.

Barack Obama is the first United States President to be born in Hawai‘i, the Aloha State. A President from Hawai‘i -- originally distributed exclusively in that state -- explores the unique history and cultural traditions of President Obama’s birthplace. In addition to the well-known concept of aloha, it introduces such Hawaiian concepts as kokua (to help), lokahi (unity), and ohana (family), among others, and includes quotes from Barack Obama’s speeches, books, and interviews that reflect and embrace these themes.