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Over the moon to see LEI representing Hawaiʻi on the @todayshow thanks to @theweekjuniorus READ ACROSS AMERICA! Watch the full video and read the full article in the links in my bio as there are book recommendations for every state. Great ideas if you are traveling or just want to escape.
Thanks again to @penguinworkshop, @mclairecruz and @kaaillustration for such a gorgeous cover! I never get tired of seeing her.
📣I`m looking for 5 of Hawaiʻi`s keiki to lead a book party with me! 📣
Everyone in the ʻohana is invited to the party (save the date, June 9, Honolulu! day after Kamehameha Day Parade)—this contest is just to find some keiki leaders to talk with me. The leaders will be given a limited edition early copy of the second book in the series: 🏝️Lei and the Invisible Island🏝️ to read with their ‘ohana* before ANYONE else gets it!
During the party, the 5 keiki leaders and I will be at the front of the room to chat about the book, and the leaders will be able to ask questions and share their favorite parts of the story with the audience.
I`ve created a sharable, black and white PDF with all the details, rules, and info on these graphics that is available for download on the link in my bio for #teachers and #librarians to pass around to other #educators, students or email to families. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! Bum keeks, we have these great volunteer judges and nobody applies🥸
Speaking of judges—massive mahalo to my committee volunteers who will be reviewing the submissions, including representatives from Children`s Literature Hawaiʻi, @readtomeintl , Ānuenue Hawaiʻi Keiki Book Award, Hawaiʻi Association of School Librarians, and @besspress.
Winners will receive a 🎉limited edition early copy of Lei 2: Lei and the Invisible Island🎉, plus a personalized autographed copy of the actual book on launch day, and more (Still working out the details on the goodies. Keep following me here for updates)!
To enter: https://bit.ly/48prWU3 (link is also on my bio)
*in this case, ʻohana can also include a teacher/tutor to help read the story, but the book can`t be shared aloud in class yet. It`s only for the winner and trusted adults/ʻohana to enjoy...for now 🥳
So excited that @jennifer.robideau `s narration of LEI has placed the story on @yalsa1957 `s list of 2024 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults! Thank you to the wonderful bloggers who enjoyed the adventure and voted for this Hawaiian story!
If you haven`t had a chance yet to take a listen, it is available on audible, libro, Spotify, your library (if it isn`t, just put in a request and hopefully they`ll get it for you!) and more!