E Ai i Kehahi, . . . / Eat Some, Salt Some (bilingual)
Author: Lilinoe Andrews | Illustrated by Leimomi Respicio | Hardcover | Bilingual (Hawaiian/English)
Based on a Hawaiian saying that refers to fishing, “Eat some, salt some,” this tale tells of a young fisherman confronted by his catch. By listening to the sea creatures, he learns important lessons about conservation and good fishing practices. He returns home to share his experiences with his kupuna käne (grandfather), who, to the surprise of the mo‘opuna (grandchild), already know these important lessons. The story urges us to pay attention to the natural environment and take only what we need.
About the Author Lilinoe Andrews is the author of several Hawaiian language children’s titles developed for use in the Pünana Leo preschools and Hawaiian language immersion education. Her works include Nä Keiki ‘Elima / The Five Keiki and Kelekolio, the Little Manini, all of which are produced in collaboration with ‘Aha Pünana Leo and Kamehameha Publishing.
The ‘Aha Pünana Leo, Inc. was established in 1983 to revitalize the Hawaiian language primarily through schools taught entirely in Hawaiian. In 1896 a law was passed banning the use of Hawaiian as a medium of education in Hawai‘i’s classrooms. After 90 years, this law was reversed in 1986.
The ‘Aha Pünana Leo has grown to include eleven preschools, the establishment and support of three K–12 sites, a scholarship program and other educational programs that promote the growth of Hawaiian as a daily language. For more information visit to ahapunanaleo.org.