Oceania - Hawaii, Samoa, Maori, and more

Ho'onani: Hula Warrior Cover Image
By Heather Gale, Mika Song (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735264496
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Published: Tundra Books - October 1st, 2019

An empowering celebration of identity, acceptance and Hawaiian culture based on the true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her school.

Ho'onani feels in-between. She doesn't see herself as wahine (girl) OR kane (boy). She's happy to be in the middle. But not everyone sees it that way.

Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku Cover Image
By Ellie Crowe, Richard Waldrep (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781600604614
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 15th, 2013

Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist, Texas Library Association (TLA)
Carter G. Woodson Award, National Council for the Social Studies
Distinguished Children's Biography List, Cleveland Public Library
Editor's Favorites, The Bloomsbury Review
Kiriyama Prize, Notable Children's Books, Pacific Rim Voices
Librarian's Choices, Texas Woman's University

Duke Kahanamoku: Ready-to-Read Level 3 (You Should Meet) Cover Image
By Laurie Calkhoven, Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481497008
Availability: Backordered - Subject to Publisher Availability
Published: Simon Spotlight - May 16th, 2017

Get to know the father of modern surfing in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people “you should meet.”

Meet Duke Kahanamoku, three-time Olympic gold medalist and the father of modern surfing. Duke gained international fame for participating in four Olympics and won five medals in total.

Ohana Means Family Cover Image
By Ilima Loomis, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823443260
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Published: Neal Porter Books - February 4th, 2020

Join the family, or ohana, as they farm taro for poi to prepare for a traditional luau celebration with a poetic text in the style of The House That Jack Built.
An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book

Dumpling Soup Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316730471
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 1998

The food and family love are equally warm in this gorgeously illustrated and delicious tale that celebrates mixed families.

Marisa gets to help make dumplings this year to celebrate the New Year. But she worries if anyone will eat her funny-looking dumplings. Set in the Hawaiian islands, this story celebrates the joyful mix of food, customs, and languages from many cultures.

A is for Aloha: A Hawaii Alpha (Discover America State by State) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781585361465
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - June 1st, 2005

Illustrated by Tammy YeeCompleting our acclaimed Discover America State by Stateseries is A is for Aloha: AHawaii Alphabet. The landscape of Hawaii is as exotic as its history and people.

Where Is the Great Barrier Reef? (Where Is?) Cover Image
By Nico Medina, Who HQ, John Hinderliter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780448486994
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 6th, 2016

In this Where Is? title, kids can explore the Great Barrier Reef—big enough to be seen from space but made up of billions of tiny living organisms.

Evonne Goolagong (Little People, BIG DREAMS #36) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780711245860
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Evonne Goolagong, the inspiring indigenous Australian tennis player.

Evonne grew up on a hot, dusty farm in Australia.

Call It Courage Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416953685
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 29th, 2008

Mafatu has been afraid of the sea for as long as he can remember. Though his father is the Great Chief of Hikueru - an island whose seafaring people worship courage - Mafatu feels like an outsider. All his life he has been teased, taunted, and even blamed for storms on the sea.