October 16 Birthday: THE LAST PRINCESS: THE STORY OF PRINCESS KA’IULANI OF HAWAII

Princess Ka’iulani, leader
Oct. 16, 1875-Mar. 6, 1899


The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Ka’iulani of Hawai’i by Fay Stanley, illustrated by Diane Stanley (HarperCollins, 2001)

Heir to the throne, the United States annexed Hawai’i before Ka’iluani would rule. This is the story of her all too brief life.

A photo of Ka’iulani and information about her can be found at a web site devoted to this Hawaiian royal.

April 27 Birthday: Betty Mae Jumper, SHE SANG PROMISE: THE STORY OF BETTY MAE JUMPER< SEMINOLE TRIBAL LEADER

Betty Mae Jumper, leader

April 27, 1923-

She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader by Jan Godown Annino, illustrated by Lisa Desimini (National Geographic Society, 2010)

An avid learner as a child, Jumper grew up to be a storyteller, nurse, alligator wrestler, interpreter, advocate, and first female leader of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Learn more about the Seminole Tribe of Florida at their website, SemTribe.com. And from the Florida archives: http://www.floridamemory.com/onlineclassroom/history_fair/