King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor
Bartels, an American secretary, suddenly found herself king of Otuam, Ghana. Arriving for her crowning ceremony, she discovered the dire reality—no running water, no doctor, no high school. In the end, this deeply traditional African town was uplifted by the ambitions of its headstrong, modern female king, and Peggy was herself transformed as she became the heart of her community. 368 pp.