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Culture & Cuisine of Hawaii Edventure
December 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm PST
In Partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University
About the Event
Adventures by the Book™ is honored to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Culture & Cuisine of Hawaii Edventure at Homestyle Hawaiian Pub & Eatery. Join us for an authentic Hawaiian meal with the Hawaiian researcher & author, Dr. Sandra Bonura.
While enjoying this delicious traditional meal at Homestyle Hawaiian in Tierrasanta, discover the Hawaiian Islands through the eyes of a woman who experienced the end of the controversial Kingdom of Hawaii before it became a US colony in1898. In her new book Light in the Queen’s Garden, Sandra (who will join us) delves into the life of Ida May Pope, a teacher at a boarding school for girls, who never imagined that she would see the 1893 Hawaiian Revolution happen right outside her window. Bonura presents readers with a collection of letters, photographs, and diaries entries that form an intimate day-by-day account of the events surrounding the coup d’état, as seen through the eyes of Pope’s young students.
Event includes food, drink, tax & gratuity, book discussion, Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.
About the Author
Dr. Sandra Bonura lives in Southern California and teaches in higher education. She is deeply interested in education, history and Hawaiʻi; when they merge, there is instant engagement. Her 4 published works based on primary sources are, Light in The Queen’s Garden: Ida May Pope, Pioneer for Hawai’i’s Daughters 2017 by the University of Hawaiʻi Press, “Queen Lili’uokalani’s Beloved Kawaiaha’o Seminary”, 2017 The Hawaiian Journal of History (volume 51), “Lydia K. Aholo—Her Story, Recovering the Lost Voice” 2013 issue of The Hawaiian Journal of History (volume 47) and An American Girl in the Hawaiian Islands: The Letters of Carrie Prudence Winter (1890-1893), 2012 by the University of Hawaiʻi Press. She is a frequent storyteller and lecturer on the importance of using a multitude of primary sources to gain perspectives on historical events. To that end, she provided a unique viewpoint in a documentary about Queen Lili`uokalani and her involvement in the education of Hawaiian children in the 19th century.