Beloved Emma Queen of Hawai‘i, skillfully commemorates the life and times of Queen Emma. A dexterous balance of in-depth research and intimately drawn details chronicle her life as a young royal at the Chiefs’ Children’s School, and her marriage to Alexander Liholiho, Kamehameha IV. Known intimately as Kaleleonālani, she experienced great joy and endured deep sorrow in her lifetime. Rising above the tragedies of the early passings of her only child and devoted husband, she made many lasting contributions for the betterment of her people for which she will ever be revered.
An evocative account, the humanitarian accomplishments of Queen Emma are extraordinary in and of themselves. The true charm of this book comes from a descriptive pairing of vibrant illustrations.