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At Her Majesty's Request by Walter Dean Myers
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Nov 14, 2011

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bookshelves: young-adult, upper-elementary, nonfiction, african-american
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I didn't expect Walter Dean Myers to write this kind of book. I guess I'm so used to his gritty realistic fiction.

I liked how he got the idea to write. Just a happenstance which made him curious.

I wish we knew more about Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, perhaps through her own diary. At 5, she was old enough to know her family and name. Did she? What did she think of England and English ways?

It's a good read which left me with a lot of questions and wondering how I'd have adapted were I Sarah.
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