Princess Ka'iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a Peopleby 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 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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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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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.