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Rainbow Kids, Hawaii's Gift to America Hardcover – December, 1998

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If you want to see some really gorgeous multiracial kids, check out C. Richard Fassler's Rainbow Kids -- Honolulu Star-Bulletin, December 9, 1998

Richard Fassler has created a rainbow that beats any pot of gold. Rainbow Kids is a photo essay on the chop suey mix of races evident in the faces of many of Hawaii's children -- Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Dec. 18, 1998

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There have been many books published about Hawaii, but only one like this one--and that was in 1945. Rainbow Kids is a celebration of what makes the Islands truly wonderful--it's people, and in particular, it's mixed-race children.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: White Tiger Pr; 1 edition (December 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966706404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966706406
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,866,400 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 22, 1999
Format: Hardcover
The title of this book truly describes Hawaii's children. In no other place in the world will you find the mixtures of races as you do in Hawaii. This book, utilizing pictures of children, show the rest of the world the racial harmony does exist. The pictures of the "golden children", where east meets west, are beautiful and enchanting. Being a "local" made me homesick but also very proud of my heritage as one of these kids. Copies of this book should be placed in school and public libraries across the country as a testimonial that a multi-racial society can and does exist in beautiful Hawaii. Aloha and Mahalo to Mr Fassler who did a wonderful job.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book that everyone of all ages should read! (No heavy duty reading, but great photos and descriptive text.) An article about racial issues in a parents' magazine prompted me to find this book, because it -is- possible for children of multi-racial backgrounds to grow up harmoniously together! I grew up in Hawaii with friends of all colors, lived on both coasts of the mainland (Continental U.S.), returned to Hawaii, and realized that while growing up, we rarely had to deal with serious racial issues. As Mr. Fassler and Mr. Frank DeLima so eloquently state in the text and foreword, as kids we acknowledged our differences, likenesses, and even poked fun at each other and ourselves (thanks to wonderful comedians like Mr. DeLima!). We were still able to live side-by-side with each other -- probably from an ingrained attitude that when one lives on an island, you have to get along to survive! There is hope! Aloha and Mahalo for a great book that aptly illustrates this!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CR Fassler on May 1, 2010
Format: Hardcover
It's been 12 years since I published Rainbow Kids, and since that time, racial diversity in America has significantly escalated. We now have a "hapa" President, and other multi-racial figures, such as Tiger Woods, have contributed greatly to our political, cultural and athletic scenes. The most fun (aside from presenting Woods, President Obama and Brittney Spears with copies) has been watching the "Kids" grow up. Some have married, like Jaime; some are in the world of work, like Joseph; and some are still in school, like daughter Kim, cover girl Haley, and Rebecca. "Kim" (formerly "Kimi") graduated from Williams College and is now studying at Johns Hopkins' Campus in Nanjing, China. You can read her blog on the Honolulu Advertiser's website. Haley is at my alma mater, Kenyon College. Rebecca is at Hampshire College. Carissa, by the way, at age 16 or so, is perhaps the best women's surfer in the world and represents Roxy clothes! Yes, I've kept in touch with most of the Kids, and some have suggested that I do a sequel--photos of them as they are today.

From all the positive comments I have received on the book, the ones that have impressed me the most were those that pointed to the fact that the Kids are smiling and happy! Why is this important? Because, unlike the situation in Hawaii, "hapa" Mainlanders have had to face numerous challenges. One woman from New York told me that her half-Afro-American son was amazed that children, like him, could be so, well, "happy."

When Rainbow Kids was first published in 1998, it was somewhat startling to see this book on mixed-race Americans. When my best friend in high school announced that he was going to marry a Chinese girl, his father disowned him. Thank goodness we have moved on from there! "Rainbow Kids" are now not only accepted, but appreciated. I would like to think that my book might have had something to do with this most wonderful change. C. Richard Fassler, author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay R. Churchill on January 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
What a beautiful book! A wonderful representation of Hawaii and So true! Hawaii really is a gift to America. A great coffee table book .
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By Kristin L. Lundgren on April 29, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I first ran across this book when I was living in Hawaii, shortly after it was published. I didn't have much money at the time, but thought it was enchanting - so many beautiful children. The best of all of us. I wish I had been able to buy the book. But I remembered the title, and when a picture of a pretty girl came up on Facebook, with some story behind it of someone saying it would never go viral, that she was the wrong "color," I looked for it, found it, and linked to it. I too would love to see these kids grown up. I need to buy a copy of this. If it can stay in my memory damaged brain for 14 years, it is well worth buying.
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