Thursday, December 27, 2012
At her Majesty's Request - Walter Dean Myers
This book draws on Sarah’s letters, and well as notes from Queen Victoria and members of her staff, as well as the Queen’s diary. She had taken a genuine interest in the girl, who as a result was able to have a very good education. She ended up going back to Africa, as a teacher for young girls there.
This book is pitched to young adults, but it’s a good source of primary materials, and sticks well to the facts – it’s a decent historical review, and presents an interesting slice of history from that era – one you would not expect to run across.