It is hard to believe for some of us that Princess Diana will be gone 20 years ago this August. Which means there are young adults out there who were not around when she was alive and do not know how special she was. Now, as part of Penguin/Radom House’s wonderful “Who Was” series of books for children, Princess Diana is introduced to new generations in Who Was Princess Diana? by Ellen Labrecque and Nancy Harrison, with illustrations by Jerry Hoare.

About Who Was Princess Diana? by Ellen Labrecque and Nancy Harrison: “A shy twenty-year-old girl stepped out of a horse-drawn coach and into the world spotlight, capturing the imagination of millions as a real life fairytale princess. Although the storybook marriage didn’t have a happy ending, Diana learned to use her fame as a way to champion charitable causes near to her heart. She became the People’s Princess by humanizing the image of the royal family and showing care and concern for all people, including the homeless, the sick, and others in need.”

The great thing about the “Who Was” series is that it provides background of historical and pop culture figures past and present (it is “Who Is” for those still alive) for children to get into the conversation. In addition to Princess Diana, the series has scores of volumes ranging from Who Is Winston Churchill to Who is Lucille Ball.

Who Was Princess Diana? by Ellen Labrecque and Nancy Harrison is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.

Learn more about Penguin/Radom House’s “Who Was” series here.