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Wahine Book Club


Have you finished all the books in your home library?
Not to worry!

Here are some suggestions from our Wahine Forum speakers and the Hawaii Business Magazine team to keep you inspired and motivated.

Recommended by: Laura Beeman, University of Hawaiʻi

Recommended by: Lori Kahikina, HART

Recommended by: Jennifer Grems, La Pietra - Hawaiʻi School for Girls

Recommended by: Rachael Wong, One Shared Future

Recommended by:
Nicole Altman, Instacart

Marilee Adams shows how the kinds of questions we ask shape our thinking and can be the root cause of many personal and organizational problems. She uses a highly instructive and entertaining story to show how to quickly recognize any undermining questions that pop into your mind—or out of your mouth—and reframe them to achieve amazingly positive and practical results. 

Recommended by: Tricia Miyashiro, Atlas Insurance Agency

Recommended by: Kaimana Brummel, Seabury Hall

Recommended by: Robin KalohelaniThe Queen’s Medical Center- West Oahu

Recommended by: Andrea Moller, Maui Paramedic / Competitive Canoeist / Big Wave Surfer

Recommended by: Lois Kim, CARE Hawaii, Inc.

Recommended by: Kathleen Lin Hurtubise, AlohaHP

Recommended by: Aisha Shapiro, Launch Your Fempire & Fempire Finder

Recommended by: Melissa Humphrey, Layton Construction

Recommended by:
Shar Tuiasoa, Punky Aloha Studio

We Are the Ocean is a collection of essays, fiction, and poetry by Epeli Hau‘ofa, whose writing over the past three decades has consistently challenged prevailing notions about Oceania and prescriptions for its development. He highlights major problems confronted by the region and suggests alternative perspectives and ways in which its people might reorganize to relate effectively to the changing world.

Recommended by: Sheila Sarhangi, Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Recommended by: Mary Fastenau, Anthology Marketing Group

Recommended by: Katherine Pullis, Alaska Airlines

Recommended by: Emi Au, American Savings Bank

Recommended by: Marisa Castuera Hayase, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Recommended by: Melanie NaoneThe Queen's Medical Center

Recommended by: Brandy Nālani McDougallHawaiʻi State Poet Laureate

Recommended by: Lillian KawanoServco Pacific Inc.

Recommended by:
Kelsey Ige, Hawaii Business Magazine

Since its publication in 1993, From a Native Daughter, a provocative, well-reasoned attack against the rampant abuse of Native Hawaiian rights, institutional racism, and gender discrimination, has generated heated debates in Hawai'i and throughout the world. 

This 1999 revised work published by University of Hawai‘i Press includes material that builds on issues and concerns raised in the first edition: Native Hawaiian student organizing at the University of Hawai'i; the master plan of the Native Hawaiian self-governing organization Ka Lahui Hawai'i and its platform on the four political arenas of sovereignty; the 1989 Hawai'i declaration of the Hawai'i ecumenical coalition on tourism; and a typology on racism and imperialism.

Recommended by: Tanya Smith-Johnson, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii

Recommended by: Darien Siguenza, Hawaiʻi FoundHer

Recommended by: Dr. Ashley Marumoto, The Queen's Medical Center

Recommended by: Cheyne NomuraLa Pietra - Hawaiʻi School for Girls

We also asked for book recommendations from La Pietra students!
Here are a few of their favorite books.

Recommended by:
Abby M

Recommended by:
Carlotta G

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Elyssa A

Recommended by:
Estella L

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Heather S

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Lucia W

Recommended by:
Mandala F

Recommended by:
Nayeli C