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Author Hansen, Joyce.

Title African princess : the amazing lives of Africa's royal women / Joyce Hansen ; illustrated by Laurie McGaw.

Publication Info. New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion/Madison Press, 2004.

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Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Children's Department  J920.02 H    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Children's Department  J 960 HAN    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Storage  J 960 HANSEN    Storage
 Mansfield, Main Library - Juvenile Nonfiction  J 920 HANSEN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Children's Nonfiction  j960 HAN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Children's Department  J960 HAN    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Children's Department  COLLECTIVE BIOGRAPHY J920 HANSEN    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 48 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents Princess who became a king: Hatshepsut of Egypt -- Born to rule: Amina of Zaria -- Warrior queen: Njinga of Matamba -- Amazon: Tata Ajache of Dahomey -- Sister of the country: Taytu Betul of Ethiopia -- Princess of the mountains of the moon: Elizabeth of Toro.
Summary What was it like to live as a queen in ancient Egypt, or as an Amazon warrior in western Africa? African Princess tells the stories of six remarkable royal women and the eras in which they lived, from 1473 B.C. to the present. Some lived in great luxury; others lived in exile as freedom fighters. The rise of the slave trade and the arrival of European colonists unsettled the entire continent and forced rulers to find ways to govern and protect their kingdoms. Consequently, many of these royal women ruled in extremely difficult times, marked by palace intrigue, foreign invasion, and harrowing adventure. Richly illustrated with portraits and archival material, African Princess reveals the lives of these powerful women to be as complex, rich, and intriguing as Africa itself.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.4 2.0 87208.
Subject Princesses -- Africa -- Biography.
Princesses -- Africa -- Pictorial works.
Africa -- Biography.
Added Author McGaw, Laurie, illustrator.
ISBN 0786851163 library binding
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