2012 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Book Awards 
excellent or exemplary manuscripts
Friday May 11, 5:30-9pm at Bishop Museum
Now that you’ve amped up excitement about local books at the Hawaii Book and Music Festival, you’ve got another fun chance to support local book publishers, authors and Bishop Museum by attending the 2012 Book Awards. The awards ceremony begins Friday May 11 at 6pm in the Bishop Museum Atherton Halau, followed by a reception in the Hawaiian Hall Atrium and Courtyard.
The awards are given by the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association and recognize the finest books published in the state during the previous year (in this case, in 2011), and honor authors, designers, photographers, illustrators and publishers who create them.
A $25 tickets means you can enjoy heavy pupu, cocktails and gourmet chocolate truffles while you browse nominated books and get them signed by attending authors. Proceeds benefit Bishop Museum. (Available at the door or in advance at Native Books in Ward Warehouse.) 

I will be there to see what books are honored and if, perchance, Don’t Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New, is one of them. Hopefully, I’ll see you there.