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    Royal Diaries, The: Anacaona, Golden Flower, Quisqueya, Haiti, 149 (EBK)

    Royal Diaries, The: Anacaona, Golden Flower, Quisqueya, Haiti, 149 (EBK)

    by Danticat, Edwidge

    Queen Anacaona was the wife of one of Haiti's rulers, and a composer of songs and poems, making her popular among her people. When the Spanish conquistadors discovered the island and began to settle there in 1492, they treated the natives very cruelly. The natives revolted, and 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. With her signature narrative grace, Edwidge Danticat brings Haiti's beautiful Queen Anacaona to life.

    A companion to the acclaimed Dear America series, The Royal Diaries is a groundbreaking series about real historical figures—young princesses, queens, and other female royals. Written by some of today's most acclaimed authors, these books also feature extra material that offers a glimpse into the time period—and may inspire kids to find out more!

    About the Author:
    Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and moved to Brooklyn at the age of 12. Danticat grew up speaking French and Creole and spoke no English when she arrived in the United States. After two years, she began writing in English and quickly became an accomplished writer of short stories and novels. She lives in New York and teaches creative writing at New York University.

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    A companion series to the acclaimed Dear America series, The Royal Diaries is a groundbreaking history series about real historical figures; young princesses, queens, and other female royals. Written by some of today's most acclaimed authors, these books also feature back matter that offers a glimpse into the time period; and may inspire kids to find out more!

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Anacaona, Golden Flower

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Series: Royal Diaries

Interest Level:
6-8

Lexile Framework:
1080L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.9

Guided Reading Level:
X

Age:
9-12

Genre:
Mystery and Suspense

Subject:
Social Studies, World History, Character and Values, Friends and Friendship

About This Book

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.


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