Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
**UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2018 WITH A CHAPTER ON PRINCE LOUIS**
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is known to most of the world as Kate Middleton.
She was an ordinary girl on her way to an ordinary life until she met her Prince Charming.
Now, she appears on television and in magazines. She wears beautiful, expensive clothing and travels all over the world. One day, she will be Queen of England. But along the way, she was bullied as a schoolgirl and she waited nearly ten years before marrying Prince William.
Learn more about Kate’s road to royalty in this book!
Lexile level 930 (same as the Little House on the Prairie books).
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge: A Biography for Children will appeal to anyone eager to learn more about the most popular royal since Princess Diana. Full-color photos; timeline that places Kate’s life events into context next to world historical events.
Guest Post from Susan
Back in 1981, as a teenager, I woke early to watch Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer. My fascination with the British royal family began with Diana. As a high school senior, I submitted my senior paper topic: Charles and Diana and the royal romance. My teacher was not amused — but once he read the paper, he did enjoy it and asked to keep a copy.
Over the years, I’ve continued following and enjoying the British royals. When I worked as an elementary teacher, and the next generation of royals came along, I felt that there should be books about Prince William’s wife, Kate. I fondly remembered reading books about Diana when I was younger and felt that today’s girls might be fascinated by Kate in a similar way. I didn’t find many books about Kate, so I decided to write one myself. I learned much while researching Kate (or Catherine, as she prefers to be called). She’s a wonderful role model for girls today in many ways. To name just a few examples: she overcame being bullied by other girls at one of the schools she attended. And, she developed lots of patience during her nine-year courtship with Prince William.
I hope you and the young people in your life will enjoy this biography of the Duchess.
Susan Barnett Braun grew up in the small town of Seymour, Indiana. She earned a BS in retail management from Indiana University and an MA in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama. She taught elementary school for eight years in northwest Indiana. During that time, she wrote grant proposals which won a Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Study Scholarship, both on topics relating to European royalty.
Susan's writing has appeared in many online and print publications, including Parents, Children's Ministry, Mommy Tracked, Family Christian Blog, Visit Fort Wayne Blog, and The Teacher's Mailbox. She blogs at Girls in White Dresses.
Susan is married with three wonderful young adult daughters. She enjoys reading, playing piano and organ, and spending her time with her family and pets (currently three rabbits and a chinchilla).
Book Review by Bree Herron
A thoughtful biography of a woman many across the world have come to love. Detailed and researched this book is simple read for young readers. I like that the author has updated it since the recent addition to young family’s life. This book would be a delightful addition to a child’s library and one many can enjoy reading.
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.
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