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Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490 (The Royal Diaries)

ISBN13: 9780439499064
ISBN: 0439499062
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $10.95
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Published Date:
Edition 2nd Printing
Pages: 192
Average Goodreads rating: 3.74/5 (1752 ratings)

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.