Ordinary Ohana by Lee Cataluna and Cheyne Gallarde

Ordinary Ohana by Lee Cataluna and Cheyne Gallarde

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This is a little book about a big family making the point that family is who you choose and there's always room for more at Sunday dinner, even if it's on Saturday night, or Wednesday night, or whenever. In a time when families don't fit traditional definitions, Ordinary Ohana assures readers that a diverse family is a normal family. The book has a distinctive design and was packaged to imitate a family scrapbook feel. The book shares images of a contemporary Hawaii family both familiar and unique.

The story unfolds through the experiences collected by a young boy named Kainoa. He has a pretty ordinary family life, according to him. But when he starts to introduce the various members of his ohana, he reveals a complicated but very sturdy and loving family structure that has been built, rebuilt, and reinforced over time. Kainoa describes generations-old Hawaii family traditions blended with a modern, open sensibility. He talks about people he loves in a matter-of-fact voice with witty observations that every reader will enjoy. Family is who you choose?

  • Publisher : Bess Press; First edition (October 24, 2016)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1573065277
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1573065276
  • Item Weight : 1 pounds