The project was directed by Susannah Prenoveau, an educator on Kwajalein and author of two children's books that her own children helped create. Sarah Jacquier was the editor and designer of this book.
Life in the Marshall Islands: Then and Now is about how traditional life in the Marshall Islands has changed through time. Each child chose an aspect of current Marshallese life and culture—coconuts, boats, shells, birds, money, clothes—and compared it to how it was used in the past.
The book is written in both Marshallese and English, with the help of many Marshallese translators and reviewers.
Many thanks to the students—who are now authors and illustrators—as well as to Ms. Dribo, Ms. Lorennij, the vice principle of EPES, Dori DeBrum, Angelo Lelet, Eltina John, Mesko Alfred, and Leonora Kabua. Supplies were provided by Ethel Nelson, and the educational grant from the Kwajalein Yokwe Yuk Women's Club and the fundraising efforts of Shannon Paulsen's Kwajalein 4-H Cooking Club, as well as additional individual donors, helped fund the project.
Each of the 36 children involved receives a copy of Life in the Marshall Islands, as does the school library.