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

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

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 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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ISBN-13: 9781467432009
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/22/1999
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
File size: 20 MB
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Age Range: 10 - 18 Years

About 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. 3 reviews.
Tangen 7 months ago
historical-figures, historical-places-events, historical-research, historical-setting, Hawaii, bravery, kindness, greed A very moving history of Hawaii and the greed that progressively diminished its importance as told through respected correspondence and newspaper accounts from well over a century ago. But most importantly it is a tribute to the young princess who accomplished much in her short life and why her memory is still important all these years later. I won this audiobook in a giveaway, but it's certainly worth the money if I had known about it. Almost forgot to mention that narrator Jessica Schell was wonderful!
rainpebble on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Princess Ka'iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People by Sharon Linnea:My thoughts and comments:This bio on the lovely Princess Ka'iulani of Hawaii is a very interesting look at the 'take-over' of Hawaii's royalty and the way it all went about to make Hawaii a province of the U.S. Rather like we took over America from the Indians but without the violence which was a constant threat. The princess was a smart, brilliant and very lovely girl who lived in exile in Europe for 8 years while the fate of her country was being decided. A lovely but sad bio. I am very glad I read it. Now I wish to read more on the history of Hawaii.
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.