Making a case for home schooling
WAILUKU - Wailuku education specialist Gail Nagasako dispels myths as she forcefully makes a case in "Homeschooling: Why and How."
Published by Hillcrest Media Group, her book draws from real-life experiences with numerous families she has counseled.
“Homeschooling: Why and How” bookcover
Rather than seeing this as an option for troubled children or overly protected ones, she shows home schooling "can be the best path for many students to succeed and live a vibrant social life," according to a release.
Her book outlines how to tailor a full education to the needs of all types of students. "The notion that homeschooled students miss out on positive socialization is proven wrong," the release continues. "She also details why and how a homeschooled youngster doesn't miss out on positive socialization."
Author Nagasako's credentials include starting an alternative school, writing articles on education and counseling parents the Hawaii school system and Internet sites sent to her.
The book is $15.95 in paperback. For more details, visit www.homeschoolingwhyandhow.com/
Maui's Ayin Adams releases new book
WAILUKU - Award-winning Maui poet-playwright Ayin Adams is one of three African-American authors in Hawaii who marked National Women's History Month in March with new releases.
Adams' "Kwanza in Hawaii" hit the shelves along with two works by Honolulu authors: "I Am the Blues" by Gwyndolin Gorg, illustrated by Koffi Afondolo; and "The Fire and the Phoenix," a critical biography of Frank Marshall Davis by Kathryn Waddell Takara.
'Hawai'i Data Book' has all the answers
HONOLULU -Want to know Hawaii's population, or its racial composition? Looking for detailed maps or the latest demographic statistics of the Aloha State?
Mutual Publishing's new "The Hawai'i State Data Book: Hawai'i by the Numbers" answers these and hundreds of other questions for students, teachers, journalists, researchers, residents and visitors.
It's available in softcover for $9.95 statewide.