Frances Kakugawa, who currently resides in Sacramento, was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kapoho, which was demolished by lava when she was 18 years old. She has taught for many years in the Michigan and Hawaii public school systems; conducted language arts workshops for teachers in Micronesia and in Hawaii; and was a curriculum writer and lecturer for the University of Hawaii.
In 2002, she was recognized in the Living Legacy: Outstanding Women of the 20th Century in Hawaii book. In 2004 she was the deserved recipient of the Hawaii Publishers Association award for excellence in children’s books for bringing her character Wordsworth to life in Wordsworth the Poet.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANS & NATURE:
- To Homo Sapiens
- A Salmon’s Song
- From Minding Nature’s Fall 2019, Volume 12, Number 3 issue.