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A President from Hawaii

Joanna Carolan, Dr. Terry Carolan, Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/31/2012)


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.
Back matter includes a glossary.

Praise For A President from Hawaii

Zunon’s illustrations, saturated with lush greens and deep orange sunsets, lend a comforting warmth to the Hawaiian way of life.
—Kirkus Reviews

Part biography, part portrait of the Aloha State, this book covers a lot of ground with a sunny touch.
—School Library Journal

Vivid illustrations and photographs grace an upbeat story of President Obama's birth and childhood in Hawai'i...
—Yellow Brick Road

Candlewick, 9780763662820, 24pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2012

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