Anacaona, Golden Flower

Anacaona, Golden Flower

[Haiti, 1490]

Book - 2005
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Edwidge Danticat, the award-winning, best-selling author of THE FARMING OF BONES and KRIK? KRAK! offers a powerful addition to The Royal Diaries series with the story of Haiti's heroic queen Anacaona.

With her signature narrative grace, Edwidge Danticat brings Haiti's beautiful queen Anacaona to life. Queen Anacaona was the wife of one of her island's rulers, and a composer of songs and poems, making her popular among her people. Haiti was relatively quiet until the Spanish conquistadors discovered the island and began to settle there in 1492.
The Spaniards treated the natives very cruelly, and when the natives revolted, the Spanish governor of Haiti ordered the arrests of several native nobles, including Anacaona, who was eventually captured and executed, to the horror of her people.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2005
ISBN: 9780439499064
0439499062
Branch Call Number: J DAN
Characteristics: 186 p. : ill

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Awesome book a must read. :)

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sfogs
Jul 11, 2014

Another good yet sad story.

charlie181818 Mar 12, 2013

Anacaona, Golden Flower was a truly amazing story about a young girl and her experiences growing up. The story takes place in the late 1400's and explain's the culture and the lifestyle of the people living in that time period, through a girls diary.
It was based on a true story and I found it very interesting.

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maryoreilly
Feb 18, 2012

I liked it a lot, a lot of kids my age should know some about this time (I am 12 BTW) It is about before the white people started to invade the native. I liked it a lot the end is very good but the historical notes kinda ruin the end. I am almost finished all the royal diaries that the librares own so if you have any suggestions of books that are good (I love horse books but not horse facts books) pls email me at meggy162@hotmail.com thx.

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