An African Princess

An African Princess


1848, West Africa: a tribal princess intended for sacrifice is rescued and presented to Queen Victoria. This is her extraordinary story.

Captured, and about to be killed, a young African princess is dramatically rescued by a British naval officer. Taken to England, she is presented at court to Queen Victoria. As an important friendship begins, Sarah embarks on a whole new life... This incredible true story is retold alongside real letters, photographs and historical documents. Recounted with insight and empathy by Walter Dean Myers, the US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature 2012–2013, this is an important reflection on royalty, race, class, belonging and – above all – identity.

By Walter Dean Myers

Published by Walker Books

ISBN 9781406354447

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