Rowland B. Reeve, Wayne Levin, Franco Salmoiraghi, David Ulrich ʻAi Pohaku Press Softcover, 116 pp.
Home for centuries to a thriving Hawaiian populace, the island of Kahoʻolawe has been out of public view for nearly 150 years. With this book, for the first time, it can be seen again – and seen in all its dimensions. Kahoʻolawe Nā Leo o Kanaloa celebrates the islands itself, its ancient past, and the unprecedented victory won in 1994 when the federal government finally bowed to decades of protest and returned control of the island to the Hawaiian people. Its text and photographs introduce readers not only to the physical beauty of the eleven-mile-long island but also to its changes and stories, its native wildlife, the tragedies of its recent history, and the important part that it plays today in the movement to sustain Hawaiian traditions.
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