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Growing Up Local: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose from Hawai'i
Poetry. Fiction. Pacific Island Studies. The anthology is the product of the combined vision of three organizations dedicated to the enhancement of education in Hawaii: Bamboo Ridge Press, Curriculum Research and Development Group, and Hawaii Education Association.
Paperback, 376 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Bamboo Ridge Press
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I have to admit that I didn't finish this book. I got about 2/3 of the way through and then had to return it to the library because my vacation in Hawaii was ending. That said, I probably don't need to read that last 1/3 of the book to know it's a great anthology filled with local voices, local stories, and local culture written entirely by locals of all ages. I loved that the editors included stories/prose/poems written by locals of all ages and abilities, not just adults or seasoned, ...more