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Bolden, Tonya

Overview
Works: 69 works in 235 publications in 1 language and 27,437 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Biographies  Fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Young adult works  Picture books  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tonya Bolden
Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl by Tonya Bolden( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an actual memoir written by Maritcha Remond Lyons, who was born and raised in New York City, this poignant story tells what it was like to be a black child born free during the days of slavery. Everyday experiences are interspersed with hight-point moments, such as visiting the U.S.'s first world's fair. Also included are the Draft Riots of 1863, when Maritcha and her siblings fled to Brooklyn while her parents stayed behind to protect their home. The book concludes with her fight to attend a whites-only high school in Providence, Rhode Island, and her triumphant victory, making her the first black person in its graduating class. The book includes photographs of Maritcha, her family, and friends, as well as archival and contemporary maps, photographs, and illustrations
Emancipation Proclamation : Lincoln and the dawn of liberty by Tonya Bolden( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... This book offers readers a unique look at the events that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Filled with little-known facts and fascinating details, it includes excerpts from historical sources, archival images, and new research that debunks myths about the Emancipation Proclamation and its causes."--Amazon.com
George Washington Carver by Tonya Bolden( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with historical artifacts and photographs, a fresh look at a pioneering American innovator traces Carver's life, discoveries, and legacy as the first African-American to attend Iowa State College and as an inspirational conservationist
M.L.K. : journey of a King by Tonya Bolden( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through period photographs and text introduces readers to Martin Luther King, Jr
Portraits of African-American heroes by Tonya Bolden( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings and brief accounts present the accomplishments of twenty leading African Americans from Frederick Douglass to the present, including reformers, athletes, artists, and remarkable individuals in other fields
Tell all the children our story : memories and mementos of being young and Black in America by Tonya Bolden( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the history of African American children--from the first recorded birth of a black child in Jamestown, Virginia, to the present day--through historical documents, journal entries, news articles, and interviews
Wake up our souls : a celebration of Black American artists by Tonya Bolden( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of African American visual arts and artists from the days of slavery to the present
The champ : the story of Muhammad Ali by Tonya Bolden( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muhammad Ali is one of the world's best-known figures, and this incredible biography delves into precisely why. From his unlikely beginnings as a skinny, young Cassius Clay learning to box at a local gym to becoming the heavyweight champion of the world at the famous "Rumble in the Jungle," where even the skies let loose with rain right after his victory, Ali has captivated the world. Tonya Bolden's careful research and elegant telling, paired with R. Gregory Christie's incredible paintings, make this a book that will inform and inspire readers of all ages
Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mariah and her young brother Zeke are suddenly freed from slavery, they join Sherman's march through Georgia. Mariah wants to believe that the brutalities of slavery are behind them, but even as hope glimmers, there are many hardships yet to come. When she meets a free black named Caleb, Mariah dreams in a way she never dared . . . of a future worth living and the possibility of true love. But even hope comes at a cost, and as the difficult march continues toward the churning waters of Ebenezer Creek, Mariah's dreams are as vulnerable as ever
33 things every girl should know about women's history : from suffragettes to skirt lengths to the ERA( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses poems, essays, letters, photographs and more to present the actions and achievements of women in the United States, from its beginnings up through the twentieth century
Pathfinders : the journeys of 16 extraordinary Black souls by Tonya Bolden( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untold numbers of black men and women in America have achieved great things against the odds. In this insightful book, award-winning author Tonya Bolden commemorates the lives of sixteen black individuals who dared to dream, take risks, and chart courses to success. They were pathfinders. In these pages you will meet Venture Smith, an African man who was enslaved in America but later bought his own freedom; Richard Potter, a magician whose methods paved the way for entertainers like Harry Houdini; Sissieretta Jones, an opera singer who captivated audiences all over the world with her enchanting voice; Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who was instrumental in putting U.S. astronauts on the moon; and other black Americans whose accomplishments were nothing short of extraordinary. -- from dust jacket
Beautiful moon : a child's prayer by Tonya Bolden( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under a radiant moon and surrounded by all the noises of the city at night, a little boy prays for those in need, for wars to end, for the sick to be healed, and for all the members of his family"--
Searching for Sarah Rector : the richest black girl in America by Tonya Bolden( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the 1914 disappearance of eleven-year-old Sarah Rector, an African American who was part of the Creek Indian people and whose land had made her wealthy, and what it reveals about race, money, and American society
33 things every girl should know : stories, songs, poems, and smart talk by 33 extraordinary women by Tonya Bolden( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mix of short stories, essays, a comic strip, a speech, an interview, poems, and more which offer insights and advice for girls
Finding family by Tonya Bolden( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in Charleston, West Virginia, at the turn of the twentieth century by her grandfather and aunt on off-putting tales of family members she has never met, twelve-year-old Delana is shocked when, after Aunt Tilley dies, she learns the truth about her parents and some of her other relatives
And not afraid to dare : the stories of ten African-American women by Tonya Bolden( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical portraits of ten African-American women including Leontyne Price, Toni Morrison, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Cause : Reconstruction America, 1863-1877 by Tonya Bolden( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11, 1865, President Lincoln introduced his plan for reconstruction, warning that the coming years would be "fraught with great difficulty." Three days later he was assassinated. The years to come witnessed a time of complex and controversial change. From the Hardcover edition
Rock of ages : a tribute to the Black church by Tonya Bolden( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem celebrating the role of church in the lives and history of African Americans, from the time of slavery through the struggle for civil rights to the well-established churches of today
FDR's alphabet soup : New Deal America, 1932-1939 by Tonya Bolden( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal that discusses the arts, finance, labor, legislation, its influence on the Great Depression, and other related topics
How to build a museum : Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture by Tonya Bolden( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first national museum whose mission is to illuminate for all people, the rich, diverse, complicated, and important experiences and contributions of African Americans in America is opening. And the history of NMAAHC--the last museum to be built on the National Mall--is the history of America. The campaign to set up a museum honoring black citizens is nearly 100 years old; building the museum itelf and assembling its incredibly far-reaching collections is a modern story that involves all kinds of people, from educators and activists, to politicians, architects, curators, construction workers, and ordinary Americans who donated cherished belongings to be included in NMAAHC's thematically-organized exhibits. Award-winning author Tonya Bolden has written a fascinating chronicle of how all of these ideas, ambitions, and actual objects came together in one incredible museum. Includes behind-the-scenes photos of literally "how to build a museum" that holds everything from an entire segregated railroad car to a tiny West African amulet worn to ward off slave traders
 
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Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl
Covers
George Washington CarverM.L.K. : journey of a KingPortraits of African-American heroesTell all the children our story : memories and mementos of being young and Black in AmericaWake up our souls : a celebration of Black American artistsThe champ : the story of Muhammad Ali33 things every girl should know about women's history : from suffragettes to skirt lengths to the ERA33 things every girl should know : stories, songs, poems, and smart talk by 33 extraordinary women
Alternative Names
Bolden, Tonya Wilyce 1959-

Languages
English (113)