We just returned from a 10-day family vacation, visiting the Hawaiian islands, specifically Kauai and Oahu. In fact, we lived on Kauai for four years - that's even where my kids were born. So for my contribution to #littlelitbookseries theme of #landmarks, I chose this board book I brought back from Hawaii. It's called Pele Finds a Home, and it's written by Gabrielle Ahuli'i. It's about Pele, the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, volcanoes, and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaii is a captivating place. It's filled with lush greenery, a myriad of blue waters, fragrant flowers, and red dirt that doesn't wash off. But more than that, it's magical. The Hawaiian culture reveres their deities. Tales of gods and goddesses are passed down through the lips of the elders to the ears of the youngsters. This book captures that. It shares how Pele creates and destroys, how dichotomy is important in society, how balance is key in Hawaiian culture, or in any culture. This is my contribution for #littlelitbookseries because it celebrates the culture, people, and beauty of Hawaii. If you'd like to read more book selections, check out the following accounts: