A Special Kind of Family (Paperback)
The Spirit of Family
This inspiring, lavishly illustrated story of Hawa'ii wisdom keeper Kimokeo Kapahelehua nurtures the spirit of "family" ('ohana), using the outrigger paddling community as its focus. It will inspire young readers to appreciate the connective spirit of family and the shared companionship in this growing sport.
A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to the Kimokeo Foundation, which is privileged to spread the Hawai'ian cultural legacy, so it lasts for generations. The foundation partners with Maui's Hawai'ian immersion schools, helping secure school sites and providing educational support. Their belief: "If we don't preserve our native language, how will our culture survive?"