Black American Author Advocates for a Beautiful White Princess

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"Saga of a Princess" a new book by Judith Martin tells the tale of a Viking Princess who has been neglected by history for over a thousand years.

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Over one thousand years ago, the Viking Princess Efanda founded the Russian nation with her husband Prince Rurik during the Viking era. While Rurik has been written about in the history books and a large monument was erected to honor him in Novgorod, Russia, Princess Efanda has not gotten any recognition—history has ignored her. Children's author Judith Martin has a problem with this and is campaigning to have Russian President Vladimir Putin build a monument in Russia to honor the princess.

Ms. Martin's new children's picture book, "Saga of a Princess," is dedicated to the memory of this forgotten Viking princess. In the book, Prince Rurik is offered and accepts the throne of Novgorod, a city across the sea, but wants his wife Princess Efanda to stay behind in Scandinavia. However, Efanda sneaks off and leaves for Novgorod. While on his way to Novgorod, Rurik runs into his wife and is shocked to know that she made the journey that he thought was too dangerous for her. In the end, Princess Efanda proves that she is just as brave and adventurous as her husband Prince Rurik.

"Saga of a Princess" is the second book in Ms. Martin's "Pantheon of Beauty" series on beautiful and inspiring women from across the globe. Ms. Martin’s love for fashion, geography and global cultures is what led her to write her books. “I want to empower all of the women and young girls of the world with each book. My books are a reflection of the diversity among all of the beautiful women of the world. It’s time women started defining beauty for themselves,” said Judith.

"Saga of a Princess" is available for purchase at and For more information on the book, please visit Additionally, Judith can be followed at

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