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Edna Cabcabin Moran at Alameda Authors Series 4

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Alameda Free Library, Stafford Room

1550 Oak Street

Alameda, CA 94501

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Edna Cabcabin Moran will speak about her life in art, and also her recent books.

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The fourth annual Alameda Authors Series, sponsored by Friends of the Alameda Library and the Alameda Branch of AAUW, continues with award winning artist, illustrator, and author Edna Cabcabin Moran .

Ms. Moran will speak on her life in art, and also on her recent books including the American Folklore Society 2019 Aesop Accolade winner Honu and Moa.

About Honu qnd Moa:

Moa, a loudmouth rooster, challenges Honu, a calm green sea turtle, in a race to determine who owns a clear, cool, Hawaiian spring. In the end, steadfast Honu wins and boastful Moa is speechless for once. Honu and Moa is a humorous spin on a well-known story, set in beautiful Hawai‘i featuring characters whose cultural significance continue to influence the islands today.

Praise for Honu and Moa:

From the American Folklore Society

In this Hawaiian retelling of Aesop’s classic, The Tortoise and the Hare, we have a calm and wise sea turtle, Honu, competing against a brash and belligerent Rooster, Moa, for the ownership of a freshwater spring. While the story plays out just as you’d expect, the antics of Rooster and the Hawaiian folklore that infuses the story adds much to the retelling. Likewise, the illustrations are vibrant and fun, and sure to delight readers of all ages as they learn, along with Moa, that no one family of beings own the earth, but they should be shared and enjoyed by all.

https://childrensfolklore.org/aesop-prize/2019-winners/

From Nathalie Mvondo, Book Reviewer, "Multiculturalism Rocks" a children's literature blog

"...We know how the story should end, and the author does not disappoint: Our hope of justice is fulfilled. Edna Cabcabin Moran masterfully immerses us into the Hawaiian culture through the story’s illustrations, the descriptions of the landscape, as well as the native words sprinkled in the conversation between Honu and Moa."

https://multiculturalism.rocks/2019/02/25/picture-book-review-honu-and-moa-by-edna-cabcabin-moran/

About the author:

Edna Cabcabin Moran is a local, award-winning author/illustrator, poet, teaching artist and dancer with performing hula dance company, Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu. Ednaʻs publishing credits include picture books, THE SLEEPING GIANT: A Tale from Kaua'i (BeachHouse) recipient of the 2007 Ka Palapala Po'okela Honorable Mention for Excellence in Children's Hawaiian Culture from the Hawaiʻi Publishers Association and HONU AND MOA (BeachHouse), winner of a 2019 Aesop Accolade from the American Folklore Society; and poetry anthologies with her latest contribution in THANKU: Poems of Gratitude (Lerner/Millbrook), a 2020 ALA Notable Childrenʻs Book.

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