Taimanu na Ini

Author(s):

 Peter R. Onedera(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press, Taiguini Books
Year of Publication:
2018
Illustrator:

Format:
Paperback
Price: $15.00

This lyrical collection of CHamoru poetry features the reflections of Master Storyteller, author and poet Peter Onedera. Taimanu na Ini highlights the physical beauty of Guam, while tackling modern-day issues including the importance of preserving the CHamoru language and culture. Onedera’s heartfelt poetry presents history through his eyes, expresses his appreciation for Guam’s historical symbols, tackles political debates, and portrays the island lifestyle. Onedera has actively been involved in preserving the indigenous language and culture of the Marianas Islands as a storyteller, playwright, educator, author, and poet. He received the Master Storyteller Award presented by the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency in 2015. He is also a member of the CHamoru Language Commission.

Trees and Shrubs of the Mariana Islands

Author(s):

 Lynn Raulerson and Agnes F. Reinhart(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press
Year of Publication:
2018
Illustrator:

Format:
Laminated Paperback
Price: $20.00

Trees and Shrubs of the Mariana Islands offers readers images and valuable information about 102 trees and shrubs that can be found around Guam and the Marianas. It is intended to serve as a guide to help the general public, school children, developers, and tourists identify, propagate/maintain, and learn about the natural history and uses of some of the more important trees and shrubs of the Mariana Islands. This is a revised edition of the book, which was originally published by Raulerson and Reinhart in 1991. The revised edition includes updated photographs, plant names and information and is printed to function as a field guide, with durable, laminated pages to withstand varying weather conditions.

Chepchop Unai

Author(s):

 Catherine Payne(Author), Neill Catangay 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press, Taiguini Books
Year of Publication:
2018
Illustrator:

Neill Catangay

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $15.00

At the seashore, or chepchop unai, a young boy named Juan learns how to build sand sculptures from his uncle. Although he is met with obstacles along the way, Juan keeps trying until he becomes a talented sand sculptor. Chepchop Unai highlights the beauty and importance of intergenerational sharing in the CHamoru culture. The book features captivating illustrations of Juan and his family at the beach and the unique island-inspired sand sculptures he creates there. Chepchop Unai is written mainly in English, and utilizes CHamoru words and phrases throughout the story to help teach the language.

An Islander's Voice

Author(s):

 Frederick B. Quinene(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press
Year of Publication:
2018
Illustrator:

Format:
Paperback
Price: $15.00

An Islander's Voice, a collection of poems by Guam's Poet Laureate Federick B. Quinene, offers a unique perspective on love, life, family, culture, and politics on Guam from the powerful voice of a proud islander.

University of Guam: Ina, Diskubre, Setbe

Author(s):

 University of Guam(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press
Year of Publication:
2018
Illustrator:

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $40.00

University of Guam: Ina, Diskubre, Setbe celebrates the dynamic role the University of Guam plays in Guam and Micronesia. The hardcover book offers a pictorial glimpse of the ways that UOG lives its mission statement of ina, diskubre, setbe--to enlighten, discover, and serve. This publication chronicles the university's role in the local community and gives readers a comprehensive view of the unique education provided by UOG that is offered nowhere else in the world. Readers can learn about the university's programs and offerings, as well as gain a greater understanding of how UOG is dedicated to the betterment of both Guam and the Micronesian region through service and scholarship.

Tinian and the Bomb: Project Alberta and Operation Centerboard

Author(s):

 Don A. Farrell(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
Micronesian Productions in partnership with UOG Press
Year of Publication:
2018
Illustrator:

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $35.00

Tinian and the Bomb chronicles the important and often overlooked role Tinian in the Mariana Islands played in the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of World War II. As part of the Manhattan Project, Project Alberta and Operation Centerboard, Tinian was integral in the plan to drop atomic bombs on Japan. The book captures this history as gathered from documents and images held in the National Archives, Record Group 77. The book documents how the Army Corps of Engineers, guided by the Los Alamos Laboratory in cooperation with the US Army Air Forces and the US Navy and its Seabees, constructed facilitates on Tinian capable of assembling and delivering as many atomic bombs as necessary to bring WWII to a successful end without an invasion of the Japanese home islands. As predicted, two atomic bombs, one uranium and one plutonium, were launched from Tinian and dropped in rapid succession, resulting in the unconditional surrender of Japanese military forces. This prevented the political partition of Japan (as happened with Korea and Germany) and led to the US-Japan security alliance that remains the cornerstone of peace in the Pacific today.

Un Ha'åni yan si Ena (A Day with Ena)

Author(s):

 Simone Efigenia Perez Bollinger (Author), Jack Lujan Bevacqua 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press
Year of Publication:
2018
Illustrator:

Jack Lujan Bevacqua

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $15.00

Follow Ena, a young CHamorrita, as she enjoys a day on Guam with her family. Un Ha'åne yan si Ena uses common and simple CHamoru phrases and vocabulary ideal for helping adults and children incorporate the language in their everyday lives.

Lina'la: Portraits of Life at Litekyan

Author(s):

 Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
University of Guam Press
Year of Publication:
2018
Illustrator:

Format:
Hardcover
Price: $42.00

Litekyan (Ritidian) in northern Guam is one of the only places on the island where every period of human life can still be traced. Lina'la: Portraits of Life at Litkeyan features an incredible collection of photos capturing the people, plants, wild and sea life, landscapes, water resources, artifacts, and legacies of Litekyan, spanning 3,500 years of life. This unique and powerful publication not only provides valuable information about such a significant historic and cultural site, but also about the history of the CHamoru people.

Kinalamten Gi Pasifiku

Author(s):

 Ta Tuge' Mo'na(Author) 

Publisher / Imprint:
Ta Tuge' Mo'na
Year of Publication:
2017
Illustrator:

Format:
Paperback
Price: $15.00

Insights from Oceania is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork featuring 40 contributors from across Oceania, who offer a contemporary and bold snapshot of life in the Pacific. The writings in Kinalamten Gi Pasifiku focus on modern perspectives in colonized Pacifica. Each work is a bonding between oceanic life and personal thought. In her Foreword to the anthology, Dr. Laura Torres Souder describes the collection as "speaking the unspeakable". Souder explains that through their writing and art, the anthology's contributors "dare to expose sublimated contractions and use their critical consciousness to heal wounded hearts." Kinalamten Gi Pasifiku is the premier publication of Ta Tuge' Mo'na, a Non-Profit Organization that supports literary communities in Guam and contributes to the development of a written literary tradition that expresses local and regional perspectives.

Guaiyayon na Trongkon Mansanita (The Loveable Mansanita Tree)

Author(s):

 Dolores Indalecio Camacho(Author), Andrea Nicole Grajek 

Publisher / Imprint:
Taiguini Books
Year of Publication:
2016
Illustrator:

Andrea Nicole Grajek

Format:
Paperback
Price: $17

Guaiyayon na Trongkon Mansanita (The Loveable Mansanita Tree) highlights the special bond shared between three young sisters, who found sanctuary and adventure under the canopy of their loveable mansanita tree. Set in 1950s Guam, this book captures a time when children discovered joy in nature and in each other.

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