Title: The Royal Diairies: Anacaona: Golden Flower
Series: The Royal Diaries
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Release Date: April 2005
What is it About?
Told in diary format the based on true tale of Haitian Queen Anacaona.
I have only read two of the Royal Diaries series and while I like them the future never seems to bode well for the history of royalty. Anacaona does have an unfortunate fate but her life is somewhat unknown. The author takes some liberties having the future queen fear for her future as if she some how knows what will come.
I do not know much about this history but what is this tale is based on. So I do not know how much is true. Reading this children’s book make me want to find a more involved history of the Haitian Queen.
I picked this up wanted to know more about Haiti after the most resent events there. There is so much history that gets lost I think this is one tale that does because I have never heard of her.
These Royal Diaries are geared more towards girls being that all of them in the series are royal young girls but this book to me had less of a girly feel to it. It mentions her brother and how close they were. I think even boys would like this one.