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Anacaona's story begins in the year 1490 when she is about sixteen years old. Her uncle is the cacique, or supreme ruler, of their province of Xaragua, located in what is now Haiti. Anacaona and her older brother, Behechio, have been raised to become the future rulers of Xaragua. But Anacaona gives up her birthright to marry Caonabo, the cacique of the nearby province of Maguana. Anacaona loves her husband and is happy in her marriage, and her joy only increases after the birth of their daughter, Higuamota. But life for their people is about to change forever when strange pale-faced men arrive from the sea and threaten their way of life and their very survival. Anacaona and her people must fight the invaders in a attempt to save their homeland.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Life of a profession:    -   king/queen/royalty Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American Indian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   American Indian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   Caribbean Islands

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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