Rep. Karen Awana (District 44 - Honokai Hale, Nanakuli, Lualualei) will be visiting four schools in the district over the next month to read "Lono and the Magical Land Beneath the Sea" to elementary students. The first reading will be at Nanaikapono School on Thursday, August 14th, at 10 a.m. to a class of 6th graders. She'll be at Nanakuli Elementary on Thursday, August 21st, at 9:30 a.m. to read to a class of 5th graders. Rep. Awana will also read the book to Ka Wai Hona and Maili Elementary students on future dates.
After the readings, the book will be donated to the schools.
The book reading is part of a project by the Bishop Museum funded by the Native Hawaiian Culture and Arts program. The book was printed by Bishop Museum Press Children's Division.
"Lono and the Magical Land Beneath the Sea" was written by Caren Loebel-Fried, and is the winner of the 2007 Kapalapala Po'okela Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Hawaiian Culture and Excellence in Children's Literature. Find out more about the book here.