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Princess Ka'iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People
     

Princess Ka'iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People

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by Sharon Linnea
 

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On March 1, 1893, Princess Ka’iulani, the seventeen-year-old crown princess of Hawaii, stepped onto the pier at New York City. She was greeted by a crowd of reporters and onlookers who knew that, in many ways, she stood at a crossroads in history. Fully aware of the significance of her visit, she prayed that she could help persuade the American government to

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On March 1, 1893, Princess Ka’iulani, the seventeen-year-old crown princess of Hawaii, stepped onto the pier at New York City. She was greeted by a crowd of reporters and onlookers who knew that, in many ways, she stood at a crossroads in history. Fully aware of the significance of her visit, she prayed that she could help persuade the American government to return her beautiful islands to the Hawaiian people.

This biography tells the fascinating—and little-known—story of Princess Ka’iulani’s life and courageous fight for Hawaiian independence. Using many newly translated journals and letters, Sharon Linnéa introduces young readers to the most beloved figure in Hawaiian history, and one of America’s most overlooked Christian heroines.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Linnéa presents a thorough and detailed account of her subject's life. . . . An interesting, accessible book about an intriguing individual.
The Horn Book Guide
Engaging and informative.
Bloomsbury Review
Princess Ka'iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People is an educational book packed full of fascinating facts and great black-and-white photographs.
Multicultural Review
This book is recommended to all from middle schoolers to adults who have an interest in the life of a princess, Hawaii, or U.S. History.
Catholic Parent
A fascinating biography. . . . Her story will encourage and inspire modern girls, and it also will teach them something of Hawaii's interesting history, traditions, and language.
Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
Ka`iulani Cleghorn, the ravishingly beautiful daughter of East and West, was Crown Princess of Hawaii and next in line to the throne during the tumultuous period during which the islands were annexed by the United States. Linnéa's biography covers the early pampered years, the period of exile in Europe, and Ka`iulani's return home to an early death at twenty-three-mostly from heartbreak. Along the way the intricacies of Hawaiian politics and the naivete of its native rulers are revealed. Girls will be fascinated by the princess's childhood, as well as by descriptions of the clothing worn and social life followed by the aristocracy at the tail end of the Victorian era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467432009
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/22/1999
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
224,419
File size:
20 MB
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Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

Sharon Linnéa grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois andattended Wheaton College for two years. She received herB.A. in English from New York University in 1978, afterwhich she worked as a book editor and staff writer for fournational magazines.

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Princess Ka'Iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sharon Linnea's biography of Ka'iulani, Hawai'i's crown princess (still loved and revered by the Kanaka Maoli people and their supporters)is a welcome addition to the limited number of Ka'iulani biographies available,although it suffers from a unfortunate interpretation of the Princess' significance at the end, making her an 'American heroine'. Ka'iulani never considered herself an American, and should not be considered one now. She died the Princess of an occupied country, not a 'citizen' of the nation that broke international law to 'acquire' her homeland. If it weren't for this troubling spin at the book's conclusion (largely derived from the dated viewpoint of the Princess' earlier biographers, the Webbs)the book could be considered the most detailed and accurate bio of this Kanaka Maoli heroine available. The definitive work on Ka'iulani's short life remains to be written - probably by a scholar of Kanaka Maoli ancestry.