Most of us recognize the traditional Hawaiian greeting or farewell, but there is a deeper meaning to aloha. To live a life of aloha is to be filled with love, kindness, grace and compassion. Duke embodied aloha throughout his life, even when faced with racism or other obstacles. His swimming and surfing are legendary, but he was beloved for his aloha.
Duke is a hero worth cherishing by all of us, but is an inspiration for kiddos who love water sports.
While this book is quite thorough in its narrative, Crowe and Waldrep have written a chapter book about Duke for children who want to read more about the surfer.
Finally, in 2018 David Davis published the first comprehensive biography placing Duke's life within the context of Hawai'i as an independent nation.
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