Kaiulani, the People's Princess by Ellen Emerson White is one of The Royal Diaries series books. The diary begins in 1889 when Kaiulani (Victoria Kawekiu Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Ka'iulani Cleghorn) was in line to the throne of Hawaii and at a time when there was unrest in the Hawaiian islands. The monarchy was eventually overthrown and a provisional government claimed themselves the Republic of Hawaii . In 1898 they received status as a U.S. territory.
From the cover:
At Iolani Palace, Father and I met with Papa Moi and Mama Moi in the throne room. Papa Moi was solemn, as he reminded me that it will be my responsibility to do as well as possible, and in that way, further the hopes of our nation. . .