Princess Ka'iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People [NOOK Book]

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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.

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Overview

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.
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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.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 UpKaiulani, who died in 1899 at the age of 23, was Hawaiis last princess. Even before the tumultuous events that led to her countrys eventual annexation by the United States, her personal life had been sad and difficult. Her mother died when she was 11; at 13, she was sent to boarding school in England. Relying heavily on primary sources, Linna presents a thorough and detailed account of her subjects life. At times, the data is overwhelming and is in need of judicious pruning. There is considerable fictionalizing, and a chronology and family tree are sorely needed. The author gives a preliminary explanation of the Hawaiian language, but her glossary is incomplete. Still, this is an interesting, accessible book about an intriguing individual. Black-and-white photos and reproductions add visual interest.Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781467432009
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Co.
  • Publication date: 8/26/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 739,621
  • File size: 20 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2000

    Linnea book rich in detail

    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.

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