Kalo Boy's Adventure to Make Pono: He HuaKaʻi ʻOhana

Learn About Protective Factors With This *New* Children's Book
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Kalo Boy and The Protective Factors

Kalo Boy’s Adventure to Make Pono: He Huakaʻi ʻOhana

Collaborating to Build Resilience Through Art and Early Literacy

Hoʻoikaika Partnershipʻs Public Education Campaign Team with artist/illustrator Solomon Enos present a new children’s book created to support families, break the stigma around seeking help, and build resilience. Funded by the Hawaii Department of Health, Maui District Health Office, the book is part of a larger effort to promote protective factors, foster early literacy, and strengthen family bonds while celebrating our vibrant Hawaiian culture.  

About the Childrenʻs Book

Read Aloud Childrenʻs Book

Join Kalo Boy and his ‘ohana on their journey of making pono (duty to make right), which includes fixing the loʻi (taro patch), getting kōkua (help), and most importantly, lōkahi, bringing everyone into balance and learning to work together. For Parents, Caregivers, and Service Providers: This video includes team members reading the book aloud as well as instructions on how to use the book with keiki.

About the Creation of Kalo Boy

Introducing Kalo Boy, a captivating children’s book created by Ho’oikaika Partnership to promote protective factors and strengthen family bonds. This read-aloud book is designed to support families, break stigmas, and foster resilience. Dive into the vibrant Hawaiian culture and celebrate early literacy with Kalo Boy’s Adventure to Make Pono: He Huaka’i ‘Ohana.

Illustrator of Kalo Boyʻs Adventure Solomon Enos Community Leader, Artist, Illustrator, Game Designer
Early Literacy Skills and Creating Kalo Boy’s Adventure Jessica Gleason Bookmobile Librarian, Wailuku Public Library
The Protective Factors and Creating Kalo Boy’s Adventure to Make Pono: He Huakaʻi ʻOhana Deb Marois Ho’oikaika Partnership Coordinator, Converge Consulting, Research & Training

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