The Royal Diaries: Anacaona, Golden Flower by Edwidge Danticat

The Royal Diaries: Anacaona, Golden Flower

byEdwidge Danticat

Kobo ebook | April 28, 2015

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Edwidge Danticat, the award-winning, best-selling author of THE FARMING OF BONES and KRIK? KRAK! offers a powerful addition to The Royal Diaries series with the story of Haiti's heroic queen Anacaona. With her signature narrative grace, Edwidge Danticat brings Haiti's beautiful queen Anacaona to life. Queen Anacaona was the wife of one of her island's rulers, and a composer of songs and poems, making her popular among her people. Haiti was relatively quiet until the Spanish conquistadors discovered the island and began to settle there in 1492. The Spaniards treated the natives very cruelly, and when the natives revolted, the Spanish governor of Haiti ordered the arrests of several native nobles, including Anacaona, who was eventually captured and executed, to the horror of her people.

Title:The Royal Diaries: Anacaona, Golden FlowerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 28, 2015Publisher:Scholastic Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545369886

ISBN - 13:9780545369886


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I bought this book a while ago, when it was still available in hardcover, however, I first read this book in elementary school. I loved it from the first time I read it! I helped to spark my interest in Native American history, and made me aware of the amount of history we have lost. Plus, the story itself is compelling, and is largely a coming-of-age story from a different perspective than is normally considered. Many years after first reading this story, I still love it!
Date published: 2017-01-06