Advocating for Hawaiʻi Children’s Books Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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2021-12-03
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Tarnas, Kristin
Arzate, Sarah
Charron, Alita
Kelly, Sheri
Nakamura, Taryn
Nielsen, Lauren
Robertson, Stephanie
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Our poster will address the need for our communities to serve the children of Hawaiʻi by advocating for books created for and about Hawaiʻi’s children, encouraging a vigorous local literary community, which honors the value of literacy and story in Hawaiian culture. We will share our goal to bring attention to local book creators, publishers, and children’s librarians through our Ānuenue Hawaiʻi Children’s Book award hui. We believe that intentionally sharing and highlighting stories that Hawaiʻi’s children can relate to will provide a sense of belonging through literature, and also inspire children to value, and share their own important stories throughout their lives.
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Children's literature, Hawaii
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