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Searching for Sarah Rector by Tonya Bolden

Searching for Sarah Rector

“Searching for Sarah Rector” brings to light the intriguing mystery of Sarah Rector, who was born in 1902 in Indian Territory and later was famously hailed by the Chicago Defender as “the wealthiest colored girl in the world.”

Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty

“A unique look at an often misunderstood American document . . . In this engrossing historical resource, complete with a timeline and glossary, award-winning author Tonya Bolden brings to life the cause and effect of, as well as the people behind, the Emancipation Proclamation.”

Finding Family (book jacket)

Finding Family

Delana has never known her parents. She’s been raised by Grandpa, who doesn’t say much, and Aunt Tilley, who says plenty—just not the things Delana wants to hear. Aunt Tilley’s family stories are wild and not to be trusted, while her Book of Bewares—including boys, fairs, even peeling a potato—keeps Delana from doing much of anything …

Alphabet Soup by Tonya Bolden - bookjacket

FDR’s Alphabet Soup: New Deal America, 1932 – 1939

“… FDR’s Alphabet Soup is a one-of-a-kind resource on the New Deal. Using her trademark storytelling style, award-winning nonfiction author Tonya Bolden has crafted a book that will resonate with those interested in FDR …”

WEB DuBois (book cover)

Up Close: W. E. B. Du Bois

In this rich and captivating Up Close biography, award-winning author Tonya Bolden tells the story of how one man—tirelessly and never quietly—fought for equality until his death at the age of ninety-five.

George Washington Carver (book jacket)

George Washington Carver

. . . Known famously as the “Peanut Man,” George Washington Carver brought sensible and life-saving concepts to people across the country, making a difference in the world despite the adversity he faced in his time and place.

M.L.K. Journey of A King (book cover)

M.L.K.: Journey Of A King

Most people know King as a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a renowned orator, and a central and revered figure in the civil rights movement. But how did he become this figure? What were his inspirations? What were his aspirations? What events, people, and decisions shaped his destiny? Bolden introduces young readers to the human being behind the icon.