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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.”

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.

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.

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Take-Off: American All-Girl Bands During WWII (Book & CD)

It was a time when Americans thought it improper for women to makea sax wail or let loose hot licks on skins. But the advent of World War II dispatched many men overseas, giving women the chance to finally strut their stuff on the bandstand . . .

Half the Mother, Twice the Love: My Journey to Better Health with Diabetes

“Half the Mother, Twice the Love tells about the major weight loss Mother Love achieved over the last three years to reverse the decline in her health and regain control over her life. She went from size 22 to size 10 using a multitiered approach that included exercise, diet, and other lifestyle adjustments, and all her secrets are here in this informative and uplifting book.”