Kids' PJ Party with Constance Hale!
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes author Constance Hale to the store as our guest bedtime reader on Friday, March 3rd at 6pm.
Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author Constance Hale will be here to read you a bedtime story from 'Iwalani's Tree. Get cozy, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed, then head home for bed. As a special treat, Constance will give a little hula demonstration and show some of her treasures from the sea!
On the North Shore of O’ahu, a girl named 'Iwalani lives with her family not far from Kaena Point, at the island's westernmost tip. 'Iwalani likes to wander down the beach to a place where an ironwood tree stands as a windbreak--just on the spot where the land becomes sand. The tree is 'Iwalani's playground, jungle gym, secret friend, and wise elder, all in one. From the ironwood she learns about the cycles of nature, the promise of imaginative freedom, and the power of dreams. Written as a gentle poem, with soft rhythms and playful language, 'Iwalani's Tree is the perfect bedtime book. Like a soft wind, it will lull your child to sleep.
Constance Hale is a Hawaiʻi-born, San Francisco-based journalist who has been writing about Hawaiʻian culture for more than twenty-five years. Her award-winning features on slack-key guitar, the sovereignty movement, the Hawaiʻian language, Big Island cowboys, and Spam sushi have appeared in The Atlantic, National Geographic Adventure, Afar, Smithsonian, The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, and Honolulu. She has also worked as a staff reporter and editor at the Oakland Tribune, the San Francisco Examiner, Wired, and Health.
Copies of 'Iwalani's Tree will be available for purchase at the event.