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Maritcha

Maritcha

A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

by Tonya Bolden
Paperback
Age range: 8 to 12 years old Publication Date: 01/06/2015
RRP  $11.99 $11.25
This Coretta Scott King Honor Book provides a much-needed window into a little-documented time in black history. The poignant story, based on the memoir of Maritcha R mond Lyons, shows what it was like to be a black child born free and living in New York City in the mid-1800s.
ISBN:
9781419716263
9781419716263
Category:
People & places (Children's / Teenage)
Age range:
8 to 12 years old
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-06-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Abrams, Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
254x257x6mm
Weight:
0.32kg
Tonya Bolden

Tonya Bolden is a critically acclaimed award-winning author/co-author/editor of more than two dozen books for young people. They include Finding Family which received two starred reviews and was a Kirkus Reviews and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year; Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl, a Coretta Scott King honor book and James Madison Book Award winner; MLK: Journey of a King, winner of a National Council of Teachers of English Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children; Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty, an ALSC Notable Children's Book, CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and winner of the NCSS Carter G. Woodson Middle Level Book Award.

Tonya also received the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC's Nonfiction Award. A Princeton University magna cum laude baccalaureate with a master's degree from Columbia University, Tonya lives in New York City.

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