Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 6.9
Lexile Measure®: 1040L
Guided Reading: R
- General Nonfiction
- Civics and Government
- Determination and Perseverance
- Monarchy and Royalty
- Indigenous Peoples
- Pacific Islander
About This Book
The day she was born, bells rang joyously and cannon fired noisy salutes — at last there was an heir to the Hawai'ian throne. But although this beautiful young princess worked tirelessly to prepare herself to rule, and fought bravely to protect the rights of her beloved people, she would never be queen.
Author Fay Stanley, writing her only children's book, and daughter Diane Stanley, the celebrated author and illustrator, tell the touching, bittersweet story of Princess Ka'iulani and open a window onto a nation's history that is often forgotten.
A 1991 American Library Association Notable Book, it also won the Carter G. Woodson Award from the National Council Social Studies.
** "The full page paintings are reflecting the beauty of the islands and the handsome racially mixed people who live there...A visual treat," — School Library Journal starred review