The Hawaiian island chain has a piko, and it is Kahoʻolawe. Learn the story of the youngest Hawaiian island, and see how the work of many hands are healing and transforming this sacred place into what it should be—a rich, thriving ecosystem.
Target Grade Level: 3 (but readers of all ages may enjoy and learn something new!)
Guided Reading Level: O
Pāhana ʻĀina Lupalupa (PAL) is a series of Hawaiian culture-based science readers. PAL integrates Hawaiian language, culture, and place-based content with literacy and science concepts that meet national standards. Developed in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and translated into English, this exciting series was created through partnerships among a group of Hawaiʻi educators, literacy specialists, and Hawaiian-language resource developers in consultation with scientists and cultural practitioners.