African Princess: The Amazing Lives of Africa’s Royal Women by Joyce Hansen

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This book is being counted towards the Africa Reading Challenge.

Summary: What was it like to be a female pharaoh in ancient Egypt or a warrior queen in central Africa? Here are the fascinating stories of six of Africa’s most remarkable royal women and the eras in which they lived.

This is a children’s non-fiction book. In this book you will learn about Hatshepsut of Egypt, Njinga of Matamba, Taytu Betul of Ethiopia, Amina of Zaria, Tata Ajache of Dahomey, Elizabeth of Toro.

I found the stories very interesting. Hatshepsut was a princess who became a king. She’s probably the most popular of the princesses. Tata Ajache of Dahomey was an Amazon woman who became a Princess. Her story is quite interesting, the story of all the amazons actually.

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to children and even adults interested in Africa’s royal women.

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.