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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great book to share with young women, February 11, 2012
This review is from: King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village (Hardcover)
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The 11-year-old I babysit and I read this book together and both LOVED it. It was the first book I brought over that she was genuinely excited to read, and she followed me around the house after we read the back cover asking me questions ("How do you think she felt to be king? How did she get to be king? What did she do when she got to Ghana?"). It was fun to read the book as quickly as we could to try to find answers to the questions we both had. It's also inspiring to get to share the story of both a woman and someone of color rising to a leadership position AND having to deal with the expectations of others and realities of being a leader.

I have to say, I agree with other reviewers in that I wanted WAY more photos than the one on the cover. I wanted to visualize her as a secretary - what were her days like? And then, in Ghana, what did the village look like? I read another reviewer's suggestion to "Like" her on facebook, so I think my babysitting charge and I will look through the pictures together sometime. However, it would have been nice to just have them in the book.

In all, that didn't detract enough from my enjoyment for this to deserve any less than five stars, since the story was so compelling. Know that this is absolutely appropriate to share with young women, and is a particularly inspiring memoir.
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Initial post: Feb 16, 2012 12:23:09 PM PST
R. Larkin says:
'King Peggy' has a Facebook page with many photos of the characters and events in the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2012 12:32:28 PM PST
redhedhs says:
Thanks - noted in the review!
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