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Elizabeth I, Red Rose of the House of Tudor by Kathryn Lasky
In a series of diary entries, Princess Elizabeth, the eleven-year-old daughter of King Henry VIII, celebrates holidays and birthdays, relives her mother's execution, revels in her studies, and agonizes over her father's health. (catalog summary)


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Anacaona, Golden Flower
by Edwidge Danticat
Beginning in 1490, Anacaona keeps a record of her life as a possible successor to the supreme chief of Xaragua, as wife of the chief of Maguana, and as a warrior battling the first white men to arrive in the West Indies, ravenous for gold. (catalog summary)



 

 



Anastasia, the Last Grand Duchess
by Kathryn Lasky
A novel in diary form in which the youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II describes the privileged life her family led up until the time of World War I and the tragic events that befell them. (catalog summary)

 


 




Cleopatra VII, Daughter of the Nile
Kristiana Gregory
While her father is in hiding after attempts on his life, twelve-year-old Cleopatra records in her diary how she fears for her own safety and hopes to survive to become Queen of Egypt some day. (catalog summary)




 




Eleanor, Crown Jewel of Aquitaine
by Kristiana Gregory
The diary of Eleanor, first daughter of the duke of Aquitaine, from 1136 until 1137, when at age fifteen she becomes queen of France. Includes historical notes on her later life. (catalog summary)




 



Elisabeth: The Princess Bride
by Barry Denenberg
The diary of Princess Elisabeth, written in 1853-1854, describing her engagement and marriage to her cousin Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria. Includes historical notes concerning her life as Empress. (catalog summary)




 




Isabel by Carolyn Meyer
While waiting anxiously for others to choose a husband for her, Isabella, the future Queen of Spain, keeps a diary account of her life as a member of the royal family. (catalog summary)

 



 




Jahanara, Princess of Princesses
by Kathryn Lasky
Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Mogul Dynasty, writes in her diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life. Includes historical notes on Jahanara's later life and on the Mogul Empire. (catalog summary)

 


 




Kaiulani: The People's Princess by Ellen Emerson White
Follows the life of Victoria Kaiulani Cleghorn from 1889 to 1893 as she studies to be a better princess, even as Hawaii's monarchy, and her throne, are being undermined by American businessmen. (catalog summary)

 


 

 



Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven
by Kathryn Lasky
Princess Kazunomiya, half-sister of the Emperor of Japan, relates in her diary and in poems the confusing events occurring in the Imperial Palace in 1858, including political and romantic intrigue. (catalog summary)



 

 



Kristina, the Girl King [Sweden, 1638] by Carolyn Meyer
A novel in diary form about Kristina, the young queen of Sweden. (catalog summary)

 

 


 




Lady of Palenque: Flower of Bacal
by Anna Kirwan, Anna
In 749, the Maya princess Green Jay, of the Kingdom of Bacal, writes in her diary about her arduous journey to Xukpip to meet King Fire Keeper, her future husband. (catalog summary)


 






Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles
by Kathryn Lasky
In 1769, thirteen-year-old Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, daughter of Empress Maria Theresa, begins a journal chronicling her life at the Austrian court and her preparations for her future role as queen of France. (catalog summary)




 



Mary, Queen of Scots, Queen Without A Country
by Kathryn Lasky
Mary, the young Scottish queen, is sent a diary from her mother in which she records her experiences living at the court of France's King Henry II as she awaits her marriage to Henry's son, Francis. (catalog summary)

 



 




Sondok, Princess of the Moon and Stars
by Sheri Holman
In a series of messages placed in her grandmother's ancestral jar, a seventh century princess and future ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla vents her frustration at not being permitted to study astronomy because she is a girl. (catalog summary)

 

 


 




Victoria, May Blossom of Britannia
by Anna Kirwan
In 1829, nine-year-old Victoria begins a journal chronicling her life as an English princess. Includes information on the reign, marriage, and family life of Queen Victoria and English civilization during that period. (catalog summary)



 



Weetamoo, Heart of the Pocassets by Patricia Clark Smith
The 1653-1654 diary of a fourteen-year-old Pocasset Indian girl, destined to become a leader of her tribe, describes how her life changes with the seasons, after a ritual fast she undertakes, and with her tribe's interaction with the English "Coat-men" of the nearby Plymouth Colony. (catalog summary)