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Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diaryof Amber Billows (Dear America Series) by Barry Denenberg

Insight into the events of Pearl Harbor.

Dear Katie, the Volcano Is a Girl by Jean Craighead George and illustrated by Daniel Powers (1998)

As her grandmother describes an eruption of a volcano in scientific terms, Katie thinks of it in mythical terms.

Luka's Quilt by Georgia Guback (1994)

Learn about the culture of Hawaii through the relationship of Luka and her grandmother.

Dance for the Land by Clemence McLaren (1999)

When Kate leaves California for Hawaii, she learns about Hawaiian sovereignty issues as well as herself.

Blue Skin of the Sea by Graham Salisbury (1994)

A series of short stories about growing up in Hawaii in the 1950's and 60's.

Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury (reprinted, 2014)

This book is the account of a Japanese American who enlists in the US Army during World War II (Middle grade +).

Jungle Dogs by Graham Salisbury (1999)

Also set in Hawaii, this novel follows main character Boy Regis through conflicts while growing up.

Hula Lullaby by Erin Eitter Kono (2005)

Gentle picture book for the youngest set.

Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves by James Rumford (2004)

Picture book fictional tale of the discovery of Hawaii, told in English and Hawaiian.



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Roberta Gibson 2017