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Written by Tonya Bolden  |  Illustrated by Eric Valasquez

Beautiful Moon (A Child’s Prayer)

… a richly painted and emotionally complex book that celebrates prayer and kindness while recognizing the diversity of the world around us …

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.”

Written by Tonya Bolden  |  Illustrated by Gilbert Ford

12 Days of New York

A group of students wins a trip to New York City, accompanied by their teacher. Soon enough, they’re roaming the city, discovering what makes it one of the greatest cities on Earth …

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.