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Bolden, Tonya

Overview
Works: 63 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 25,557 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Fiction  Poetry  Autobiographies  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E185.96, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tonya Bolden
Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl by Tonya Bolden( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,709 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
George Washington Carver by Tonya Bolden( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,271 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 1,226 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 )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,188 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
Emancipation Proclamation : Lincoln and the dawn of liberty by Tonya Bolden( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,184 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
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 1,181 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 1,168 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 1,052 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
33 things every girl should know about women's history : from suffragettes to skirt lengths to the ERA( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 970 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
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 885 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
Beautiful moon : a child's prayer by Tonya Bolden( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 847 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 844 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
Finding family by Tonya Bolden( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 767 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 )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 709 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 )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 675 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 645 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
Strong men keep coming : the book of African American men by Tonya Bolden( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents biographical sketches of notable African American men, from their earliest arrival in this country to the present time
This kid can fly : it's about ability (not disability) by Aaron Philip( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aaron Philip's memoir chronicles his extraordinary journey from happy baby in Antigua to confident teen artist in New York City. His honest, often funny stories of triumph-- despite physical difficulties, poverty, and other challenges-- are as inspiring as they are eye-opening"--
Pathfinders : the journeys of 16 extraordinary Black souls by Tonya Bolden( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles sixteen high-achieving African Americans, including magician Richard Potter, concert singer Sissieretta Jones, and architect Paul R. Williams
 
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Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl
Alternative Names
Bolden, Tonya Wilyce 1959-

Languages
English (92)

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