• Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen

  • By: Sarah Bird
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (430 ratings)

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Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen

By: Sarah Bird
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
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Publisher's summary

This program includes a bonus conversation with the author and is read by acclaimed narrator Bahni Turpin, whose voice listeners will recognize from The Hate U Give, Children of Blood and Bone, and The Underground Railroad.

From Sarah Bird comes the compelling, hidden story of Cathy Williams, a former slave and the first woman to ever serve in the US Army

“Here's the first thing you need to know about Miss Cathy Williams: I am the daughter of a daughter of a queen and my Mama never let me forget it."

Missouri, 1864 - Powerful, epic, and compelling, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen shines light on a nearly forgotten figure in history. Cathy Williams was born and lived a slave - until the Union army comes and destroys the only world she’s known. Separated from her family, she makes the impossible decision - to fight in the army disguised as a man with the Buffalo Soldiers.

With courage and wit, Cathy must not only fight for her survival and freedom in the ultimate man’s world, but never give up on her mission to find her family, and the man she loves. Beautiful, strong, and impactful, Cathy’s story is one that illustrates the force of hidden history come to light, the strength of women, and the power of love.

©2018 Sarah Bird (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"[A]n epic page-turner...unforgettable." (Christina Baker Kline, New York Times best-selling author of A Piece of the World and Orphan Train)

"Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen is Sarah Bird at her very best - witty, heartbreaking, and deeply honest. The carefully researched, richly imagined story of Cathy Williams is a beautiful reminder of a forgotten part of women's history. You'll be swept away by the passion and power of this remarkable, trailblazing woman who risked everything to follow her own heart." (Kristin Hannah, number one New York Times best-selling author)