A President from Hawai'i

Barack Obama is the first United States President to be born in Hawai'i, the Aloha State. A President from Hawai'i -  originally distributed exclusively in that state - explores the unique history and cultural traditions of President Obama’s birthplace. In addition to the well-known concept of aloha, it introduces such Hawaiian concepts as kokua (to help), lokahi (unity), and ohana (family), among others, and includes quotes from Barack Obama’s speeches, books, and interviews that reflect and embrace these themes.
Back matter includes a glossary.

A celebration of President Obama's ties to Hawaii highlights the state's cultural traditions and includes photos from Barack Obama's childhood.

August 2012

Candlewick Press

Ages 7-10

ISBN 978-0-7636-5230-2

Written by Dr. Terry and Joanna Carolan

- Awards for A President from Hawai'i

Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year, 2013: Biography



A PRESIDENT FROM HAWAII. Text copyright (c) 2012 by Terence J. Carolan and
Joanna F. Carolan. Illustrations copyright (c) 2012 by Elizabeth Zunon.
Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

All Images Copyright 2017 Elizabeth Zunon