The Princesses Read: Pocahontas

Each Saturday, I will be showcasing a lovely Disney Princess (or when they run out, some other Disney leading ladies and more) and showcasing what they might be picking up if they were reading YA today. It will be based off their likes, interests, personalities, and their storyline. At the end, I will also feature a book that the Princess would NOT be picking up and a section of books that are based off either the plot or original princess fairytale. Check out more info here on my original post! We’ve done Tiana, Belle, Jasmine, Rapunzel, Moana, Snow White, Mulan, Elsa, Anna, Ariel, Aurora, and Cinderella so far! We have also done two non-princesses but epic Disney heroines, Alice and Tinkerbell! I also started my own tag for this as well, The Disney Princess Sidekicks Tag!

We are down to our last two princesses – can you believe that? I saved some of the best for last! I will admit that I waited to do this particular princess, because I somehow managed to forget everything about her movie except for the Colors of the Wind song. But after a glorious reunion with me and this movie (thank you, Hulu), I am now ready to present you with this glorious princess…


Pocahontas is one of the only two princesses based on real life historic figures. She was the first of the two, and the only other one was Mulan. The real life Pocahontas was an important figure when people first settled in America, and Disney definitely showcased the real-life Pocahontas’s strength and wonderful heart in this movie. Some of Pocahontas’s defining traits are that she is a peacemaker, lover of nature, adventurous, and inquisitive – plus, she has the most luscious hair of all the Disney princesses. Have you seen her hair blowing in the wind? *forever crying because I will never have hair like that* She is a large heart, and she fights for what she believes in.

What would be just around Pocahontas’s YA Bookend?


The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Mimosa is a bit like Pocahontas. She loves and adores nature, and has a supreme connection to it. In the movie, John Smith and the rest of the men want to just use the land to make homes and cities, but they forget to look at the beauty of nature and of the land. Pocahontas helps John to see the beauty (in one of the best Disney songs ever), just like Mimosa realizes how beautiful her gift is to help people to find love with her elixirs made from nature’s gifts. This story is beautiful itself – full of gorgeous scents, descriptions, and characterization. It’s definitely a story that Pocahontas would love to dive into.


Shades of Magic Series by V. E. Schwab

I have this feeling that Pocahontas would really be into magic stories. I feel like she seems so much magic in her life and in nature routinely that she would love to read about it in book format as well. Naturally, I think she would gravitate to the Shades of Magic series. It has adventure (which she lovessssss), journey galore, trips on ships (which real-life Pocahontas will do with her husband), a fierce female MC, and elemental magic that is, well, pretty magical. Plus, gorgeous writing, likeable characters, and amazing worlds. Pocahontas will totally be heart eyes over these books.

breaking the rules of revenge

Breaking the Rules of Revenge by Samantha Bohrman

I was trying to think of a good camp novel (hello, lots of nature), and the first one I thought of was a book that I finished recently, Breaking the Rules of Revenge. The camp atmosphere was wonderfully done in this novel, and it really did feel like I was right in the woods with this one. It also involves lots of camp hi jinks and mischief, which I’m sure will make Pocahontas remember Meeko’s antics.

Mystery Novels!


Pocahontas loves adventures and is super inquisitive. When the men first arrive on her land, she seeks out finding out about them, especially John Smith. Since she has a curious nature, I’m sure that she would be intrigued in her reading life as well and would love to go on adventures and figure out the mysteries by herself.

What would Pocahontas NOT pick up?

this savage song

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

In the cities that we visit in this book, I feel that there is just a feeling of coldness from them. They don’t have a very happy feeling, and if you are to go out into more of the nature, well, you could be eaten by monsters – which does not sound so pleasing. I feel like Pocahontas would not be feeling that at all.

Want to read more about Pocahontas?

Well, I mean, there are a few stories out there, but there really isn’t any YA centered stories. Besides, most of them are either biographies about her or some novelization for kids or adults. There are definitely some options, and here’s hoping for the day that YA will tell her story! Check out the list here!

What do you think – what else do you think Pocahontas would love or hate? How sad are we that all of the princesses will be done soon? What are some of your favorite Disney heroines coming out? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

29 thoughts on “The Princesses Read: Pocahontas

  1. i honestly dont know what kind of books pocahontas would read 😅. i havent read a lot in a while + when pocahontas comes into mind, i always think about love of nature and native american mythology. there aren’t a lot of young adult books centered around those themes wc is rlly depressing 😔 or i just havent looked around hard… idk but i’d love to find books w those kinds of themes 😄

    also, i’d love to see moana, princess kida (from the lost city of atlantis), and esmeralda (from hunchback of notredame)! i know the last two aren’t officially called disney princesses but i’d really hope they would! 😊😊

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    1. Yes! I super agree! There really aren’t too many, but I’m really hoping that there will be so much more soon. I haven’t seen many at all, but I have seen a few more about nature recently.

      And yes! I definitely plan on doing Kida and Esmeralda in the future! 😀 They always get no love because they’re not official princesses, but they’re both so fierce and epic 😀

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  2. Pocahontas was my favorite princess when I was younger and I still love her today ❤ I like how you focused on mysteries because she is really curious and eager to learn. I also think she would love stories set outdoors.

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    1. Yes! She is so strong and fierce. But thank you! She loved to investigate everything so I thought she would love to investigate in books too. XD And yes! I couldn’t think of many, which is super sad because it’s such a cool setting.

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    1. Yes! I hadn’t watched it since I was a kid before I rewatched it, and gosh, it was a lot better watching it as an adult! The music was just stunning, too. 😀 Hope you enjoy! And yesssss! 😀


  3. She really does have the most luscious hair and graceful movements of all the Disney princesses. I have been jealous my entire life. But yay! I totally love these picks for Pocahontas! She would definitely love beautifully described settings and characters who work from the heart! Lovely choices Mandy!

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    1. Yes! I think literally they did say that the way she was designed was supposed to be the most graceful ever so Rendz knows magical things. And thank you! I so agree about the character.s Thanks so much, Rendz! ❤

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  4. Wonderful picks for Pocahontas! Love this one, Mandy! I can definitely see her digging the mystery/adventure type novels! I’m starting Prince Dracula on Monday this week, and I can’t wait! Have you read that one already?

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    1. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I’m dying to see what you think of it. I haven’t read that one, but it’s on my highly anticipated list. Cannot wait for that one. And thanks so much! What’s funny I was actually considering using Stalking Jack as its own separate category but then I was like, wait, maybe too morbid for the princesses. XD

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  5. I love love love Pocahontas and this is such a cool series! I especially loved your Disney Animators version of her and I loved your recommendations, I’ll have to check them out when I get back from my trip.

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    1. Thanks so much and YES. She is so fierce! ❤ And lol thank you! The Disney Animators versions are SO adorable, and I want them all. XD But they did an amazing job with Pocahontas for sure. And hope you enjoy! 😀

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  6. I think she’d maybe be into nonfiction and historical fiction because of her curiosity and love for all nature and mankind. Because of this, I think she’d want to learn about the world around her.

    Great post!

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    1. Ooooooh, I love those ideas, Quina! I think you’re so right about historical and nonfiction. I think she would be so interested in the history of people and things and why things are. Wonderful point! 😀 Thanks so much!


  7. This is such a fun idea. I recently finished Wildlife and I think Pocahontas would like it. It takes place out in the wilderness and there is lots of outdoor antics.

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