Project Description

Client: Dara Beevas (Author)

Year: 2021

The Li’l Queens series is meant for kids between the ages of 4 and 9, and aims to fill in the gaps of representation on kid’s bookshelves. The first book in the series is about Amina of Zaria, a warrior queen from the sixteenth century who ruled in present-day Nigeria and was the basis for the Xena: Warrior Princess TV series. So far, Beevas has the scripts for four other books completed, including Queen Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba who protected her kingdom from becoming enslaved by the Portugese for 30 years, and Queen Nanny of the Maroons who helped to free African slaves and created colonies in the mountains to keep them free.

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