To escape the painful foot binding custom, Mei Li the Emperor's daughter runs away from the Forbidden City and is mistakenly sold to a farm family. She keeps her identity hidden from them for years, although the family's son Cheng has his suspicions of her. Seven years later something happens and she must return to the palace to claim her throne.
Haleemah was born in New Jersey and graduated from Upsala College with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. She is a member of the Muslim Women Writers' Workshop International (MWWWI). Shawiya Warrior Princess is the second book in the Princess series. The first book was "Yumn of the Kabylia" an enlightening story of a young girl who has changed the traditional ways of the tribes.