Honolulu– Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui was a guest reader at the Read Aloud Program held at Pohakea Elementary School in Ewa Beach. More than 400 adults and children attended the event. The Lt. Governor read “A Fishy Tale,” from the book, “A Hawaiian Life” by George Kahumoku.
Read Aloud America, which created the Read Aloud Program, is a Hawaii-founded program that helps parents to communicate better and bond with their children, forging family ties that remain strong throughout their children’s lives. Read Aloud America has provided services in Hawaii for nearly 15 years, forging virtually unbreakable family and community bonds through the love of reading. The program is hosted by Hawaii elementary and middle schools, primarily in those in low-income communities. Sine 1999, the program has drawn over 300,000 people to well over 100 programs on Kauai, Oahu, Molokai and the Big Island and counts on more than 1,500 volunteers across the state.