Afia the Ashanti Princess: A Visit to the Motherland (Hardcover)

Afia the Ashanti Princess: A Visit to the Motherland By Crystal Boateng, Gabriela Yancheva (Illustrator) Cover Image

Afia the Ashanti Princess: A Visit to the Motherland (Hardcover)

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Afia is a young girl who dreams of being a princess but she doesn't know of any princesses who look like her. As she travels to her motherland Ghana, Afia is about to find out something truly extraordinary about her family history. Maybe, after all, princesses like Afia do exist and their stories still inspire.


This is the debut story in the Ashanti Princess and Prince book series. The purpose of this book series is to:

1. Emphasize the importance of Black representation in children's books;

2. Introduce young girls and boys of African descent to stories which allow them to relate to the main characters;

3. Empower children to develop confidence and a sense of pride in their African heritage;

4. Encourage children to learn about their family history and cultural heritage; and

5. Inspire readers to develop an interest in learning about African history and culture.


About the Author:


Crystal Boateng was born and raised in Kumasi, Ghana. She moved to Massachusetts at a young age with her family. She is a proud alumna of Mount Holyoke College and holds a law degree and MBA from the University of Connecticut. Crystal has two children, Whitney and Leo, who are her inspiration behind "Afia the Ashanti Princess: A Visit to the Motherland". She wrote this book to introduce young readers of African descent to a non-traditional princess story so that they can relate to the main character. Her hope is to inspire young readers of her Ashanti Princess books series to develop an interest in further learning about African culture and history.

Product Details ISBN: 9781736224601
ISBN-10: 1736224603
Publisher: Ashanti Royalty Publishing
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2020
Pages: 54
Language: English