The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
A tragicomedy of emotions and
situations as Matthew King, a
descendant of Hawaiian royalty,
finds himself with two unruly daughters while his wife lies in a vegetative coma.
A Queen's Journey - An Unfinished
Novel about Hawaii's Last Monarch by James D. Houston
A vibrant portrait of Queen Liliuokalani
and Hawaii during the time when the U.S. sought annexation of the Islands.
Dying in a Strange Land by Milton Murayama
The last of Murayama’s series about
a Japanese immigrant family in Hawaii.
The Language of Geckos and Other Stories by Gary Pak
The stories portray Hawaii in all
its multiethnic complexities
Ancestry of experience - A journey Into
Hawaiian Ways of Knowing by Leilani Holmes
Adopted and raised in the Midwest,
Holmes reclaims her Hawaiian origins.
“A historical and ethnographic celebration of Hawaiian culture.”
Kalaupapa-A Collective Memory by Anwei Skinsnes Law
Oral history interviews, archival documents, letters, and music collected
from those that were sent to Molokai because they were believed to have leprosy.
The Painted King - Art, Activism, and
Authenticity in Hawaii by Glenn Wharton
Who or what should decide the fate of public art – the artist, the conservator or the community that interacts with it?
The Ukulele - A History by Jim Tranquada
The ukulele, a four-string folk guitar
from Portugal was introduced to Hawaii in 1879.
The Queen and I - A Story of
Dispossessions and Reconnections in Hawaii by Sydney Lehua Iaukea
Raised in Maui’s housing projects, Iaukea
discovers she is a descendant of Curtis P. Iaukea, the trusted advisor to Queen Lili’uokalani.
Lost Kingdom - Hawaii's Last Queen
the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure by Julia Flynn Siler
A sweeping, fast-moving narrative
of America’s annexation of Hawaii.
A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief -
The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawaii by Patrick Vinton Kirch
Traces the origins of the Polynesians
back one thousand years to the region of the South China Sea, their voyage across the Pacific, and the fascinating history of Hawaiian culture.
Grand Ukulele by Jake Shimabukuro
Rust on the moon by I Mihana
N Dis Life by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Beginning Ukulele by Teresa Bright