Children's Literature Hawai'i Hall of Fame

As part of our mission to celebrate all things children's literature and to advocate for local writers and illustrators, we established the CLH Hall of Fame in 2021 to honor local creators for their contributions to children's literature in Hawai'i. 

2022: Tammy Yee

Tammy Yee is an author-illustrator who has published more than 36 fiction and nonfiction children's books in addition to several craft books. Her books are beloved by families throughout the islands and beyond. 

2021: James Rumford

James Rumford is the first inductee to CLH's Hall of Fame. As an author-illustrator, he has made significant contributions to children’s literature through multicultural stories, distinct artwork, and continued dedication to enriching youth literacy.