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Tonya Bolden

Biography

Tonya Bolden

Tonya Bolden's books have been won the James Madison Book Award and have been named the School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, YALSA Best Book of the Year, and CCBC Best Book of the Year. Bolden’s works were twice nominated for an NAACP award.

Tonya Bolden

Books by Tonya Bolden

by Tonya Bolden - African American Interest, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is best known for the telling of his own emancipation. But there is much more to Douglass’s story than his time spent enslaved and his famous autobiography. FACING FREDERICK captures the whole complicated, and at times perplexing, person that he was. Statesman, suffragist, writer and newspaperman, this book focuses on Douglass the man rather than the historical icon.

by Tonya Bolden - Children's 6-9, History, Nonfiction

PATHFINDERS is a collective biography of sixteen diverse American men and women of African descent who made their mark on American history in the 18th to 20th centuries. People who dared to dream, take risks, and create goals not only for themselves, but for others and the betterment of their society, too.