Thursday, April 14, 2016

Read about Pacific Islanders in e-Books

Green River College is celebrating Pacific Islander Month this April, and the Pacific Islander Student Union will be hosting several campus events the week of April 25.

If you are interested in learning more about Pacific Islanders and their heritage, the library can help you. Did you know that Holman Library has thousands of e-Books that you can access online for free? 

Here are a few e-Books about the Pacific Islands: 

"Including both traditional and contemporary arts, this book introduces the rich artistic traditions of the Pacific island chains of Polynesia and Micronesia, traditions that have had a considerable impact on western art in the twentieth century through the influence of artists such as Gauguin."

"Following the success of prominent feature films shot on location, including Tolkien's wildly popular The Lord of the Rings, New Zealand boasts an impressive film tourism industry. This book examines the relationship between New Zealand's cinematic representation - as both a vast expanse of natural beauty and a magical world of fantasy on screen - and its tourism imagery...."

"In 1999, Noelani Goodyear-Ka'ōpua was among a group of young educators and parents who founded Hālau Kū Māna, a secondary school that remains one of the only Hawaiian culture-based charter schools in urban Honolulu. The Seeds We Planted tells the story of Hālau Kū Māna against the backdrop of the Hawaiian struggle for self-determination and the U.S. charter school movement, revealing a critical tension: the successes of a school celebrating indigenous culture are measured by the standards of settler colonialism...."
For more tips on searching for library e-Books, check out this Research Guide: Find Electronic Books

If you need assistance searching for or accessing the library's e-Books, talk to a Librarian. If you're interested in on-campus events, contact the GRC Campus Life's Clubs & Organizations

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