Preserving an Ancient Tradition: Why I Write Books About Hawaiian Stories and Culture for Children
The tradition of Hawaiian storytelling, like Hawaiian culture itself, is vast and dynamic — but, as I was conducting research, I realized just how challenging it can be to find accessible sources of Hawaiian storytelling for children.
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Baby & Toddler
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Tips & Advice
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