(From the publisher):
Life in the Topkapi Palace harem follows its own rules and rhythms, and twelve-year-old newcomer Leyla has much to learn about this hidden world of women. When she reveals her skills as a gardner, Leyla is assigned to work with the Mistress of the Flowers. In the harem gardens, Leyla secretly plants the tulip bulbs she has brought from her home in the Caucasus Mountains - a reminder of the life she's left behind. If the bulbs are discovered, will there be trouble?
Original title: Leyla: The Black Tulip
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Multicultural