At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess in Victorian England - Walter Dean Myers

I'm having a hard time putting into words why I enjoyed this so much. It's a really slim little book and there is so much about Sarah's life that we can never know. And yet I found myself really absorbed in Meyer's account of what little we do know about Sarah - that she was orphaned by 6, saved from human sacrifice by 8, then whisked off to England to live a life of privilege that would have been rare even for a young white girl of her era. Some of her story is tragic, But much is uplifting, and the rest is mysterious and thought provoking. All in all, I found this to be a remarkably engaging read. Highly recommended for fans of historical biography, the Victorian era, women's history, etc.