The Little Regent (Hardcover)

The Little Regent By Yewande Daniel-Ayoade, Ken Daley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yewande Daniel-Ayoade, Ken Daley (Illustrator)
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A little girl is tasked with ruling her West African village in this empowering story about breaking from tradition and leading with your heart

After the king of a West African village dies, his eight-year-old daughter Abioye is made the temporary ruler, or regent, until a new king is chosen. The chiefs scoff at this decision--a little girl can't be regent Even Abioye herself doubts whether she's up to the task. But her late father's words of wisdom comfort and guide her: Those who will rule must first learn to serve.

The next day, amid meetings about taxes and titles, Abioye keeps her eyes and ears open for ways to serve her people. When she hears about their dried-up well, their leaky boats, and their hungry children, she decides to devote herself to helping the villagers instead of attending stuffy meetings with the chiefs. With her ideas and support, the village flourishes. But as the villagers praise her leadership, the chiefs complain that she is abandoning her duties, and announce that it's time for a new king. When the time comes for the villagers to vote for their new ruler, they reject all the other candidates and crown Abioye instead, making her the first female king the village has ever had

Author Yewande Daniel-Ayoade draws on Yoruba traditions and culture to craft a highly original, uplifting feminist fable. Abioye's journey will inspire readers, regardless of age or gender, to discover their inner strength, wisdom, and capacity to lead.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771475624
ISBN-10: 1771475625
Publisher: Owlkids
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 44
Language: English

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