The Aloha State
Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanos make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike.
Hawaii is made up of 8 large islands, which are all populated with the states citizens. But the state is not limited to these islands. There are over 120 small islands, which are filled with many reefs and wild life.
Hawaii is nicknamed the “Aloha State” which means love, compassion, and mercy. The word Aloha is also used commonly as a way of saying hello and goodbye.
Many great things have come from the great state of Hawaii including surfing. Surfing was invented by the early settlers of the state, where they had boards that where 20 feet and weighed more than 150 pounds!
Everyone is a minority in Hawaii—there are no racial majorities. Haoles or Caucasians, constitute about 33% of the population, Japanese about 33%, Filipino-Americans about 16%, and Chinese-Americans about 5%. Most of the population has mixed ethnicity.
As could be expect of such a amazing place, Hawaii has the highest life expectancy of any other state in the US. With males expected to live 75 years, and females expected to live 80 years.
Writer Judi Riley
Judi Riley is known for the child books she made based off the history and wildlife of Hawaii. These books include When I'm quiet in Maui" and "When I'm quiet in Oahu". Both these books show her love for Hawaii's wildlife and history by including great writing and illustrations in here books. Judi's hope is to teach her young crowd about the wonders and importance of nature.