Princess Ka'lulani, born in 1875, was eleven years old when her mother the Queen of Hawai'i passed away leaving her as the heir to the throne. The princess was sent to England for schooling but carried with her her mother's vision that she would never marry and would never take the throne.
Princess Ka'lulani fought bravely for the independence of her island kingdom. Her leadership in times of political tumult is legendary.
40 pages 978-0027867855 Ages 7-11
Editor's note: Written by Fay Stanley and her daughter, Diane Stanley
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
The moving story of a young woman who showed great bravery in a time of heartbreaking change, The Last Princess is illustrated with exquisitely detailed paintings by Diane Stanley and includes a note on the Hawaiian language, a map, and a bibliography. Illustrations in full color.--from the publisher