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Island Alphabet: Marshallese Alphabet


The Island Alphabet Books Series, features languages and children’s artwork from the US-affiliated Pacific. Each hardcover book contains the complete alphabet for a specific Pacific language, 4 or 5 examples for each letter, and a word list with English translations. These books are a wonderful starter set for educators, and parents, who wish to introduce culturally relevant images and words into their classrooms.

Author Dr. Lori Phillips currently serves as the Director of the Pacific Center for Arts and Humanities in Education, at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) in Honolulu. PREL is a non-profit educational research laboratory that strives to connect educational research with sound teaching and learning practices. PREL serves Hawaii, American Samoa, and Micronesia.

She is responsible for authoring the “Pacific Island Alphabet Series,” children-created image books in 14 Pacific languages, and “Island Worlds,” a film and curriculum about art of the Pacific. Dr. Phillips manages the National Endowment for the Arts Pacific Territories Programs, working with the arts councils throughout the Pacific.

In 2001, she was honored as outstanding arts educator of the year by the Rauchenburg Foundation.


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