Ha'aha'a (Humility) by Thao "Kale‘a" Le

Ha'aha'a (Humility) by Thao "Kale‘a" Le

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Beautiful, sweet, stunning Mango is praised by everyone. Compared to the leaves, the tree branches, the other mangoes, Mango is just…better…isn’t it so? When confronted with the sacrifices of those around them, Mango learns a valuable lesson in humility.


Written by Thao “Kale‘a” Le, PhD, MPH, a professor in the Human Development and Family Studies program in the Family Consumer Sciences Department at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Ha‘aha‘a is a creative narrative for encouraging humble appreciation of one’s own gifts and the contributions of others. Ha‘aha‘a is one of the components of ALOHA, as espoused by the teachings of Native Hawaiian poet and philosopher Aunty Pīlahi Pākī, otherwise known as the “Aloha Spirit Law,” HRS [§5-7.5].


Covers Hawaii Content & Performance Standards Database III Content Area: Health
Standard 1: Core Concepts - Understand concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention (Mental and Emotional Health); Standard 3: Self-Management - Practice Health: Enhancing behaviors and reduce health risks (Mental and Emotional Health, Factors Influencing Health Across Topic Areas); Standard 5: Interpersonal Communication - Use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health


This is the third book in Dr. Le's series designed to teach children about ALOHA and mindfulness. 

Author: Thao “Kale‘a” Le
Illustrator: Storm Kano
Hardcover, 32pp
Release Date: September 2022

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