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Lānaʻi Coastal Readers

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ʻĀina-Based Readers

Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center introduces a 12-book series highlighting significant coastal areas of Lānaʻi, authored by Diane and Shelly Preza. Aimed at early readers, these books, available in both English and ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, delve into storied places like Kaiolohia, Kaumālapaʻu, and more.


This series aims to connect young readers with their roots, fostering a deeper appreciation for Lānaʻi's rich heritage.

Full Set (includes 12 books in English and Hawaiian): $75.00
Half Set (includes 6 books in either English or Hawaiian): $40.00

Free Media Mail Shipping on orders $75.00 and up. Note that this type of shipping may not be the fastest option. If order is requested to be sent Priority Mail, there will be an additional charge.

We are excited to offer 25% off for educational institutions. Please note that the order request needs to come from the institution to be eligible.


Please fill out the order form above, and Lānaʻi CHC will reach out to confirm shipping and payment details by email.


The ʻāina-based readers are the second set of books developed by Lānaʻi CHC in an effort to create relevant educational resources for the island’s youth. The first set of books debuted in 2021 and other communities throughout Hawaii expressed interest in developing similar resources for their own places. The second set was supported partially by Pūlama Lānaʻi and Lānaʻi Community Benefit Fund.

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