Storyteller Dave Del Rocco: Stories of Hawai‘i and the World
June 15 and 16 10:00am HST
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Dave DelRocco has been a student of the Hawaiian language for many years and translated 13 children’s books into Hawaiian for the Department of Education’s Immersion Program. The Hawaiʻi Book Publishers Association awarded one of his translated books, The Shark Man of Hana, the 2005 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award for excellence in children’s Hawaiian culture. Dave worked as a librarian for the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System for nearly 18 years, 12 of those as a children’s librarian. He was selected as Hawaiʻi’s Public Librarian of the Year for 1998. He is now working as a Hawaiian Culture and Social Studies teacher at Punahou School.