Search Results: "Tonya Bolden"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 8, 2007

In the argot of the times, Bolden offers a fascinating study of the girl bands of the Swing era during WWII. Read full book review >

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UP CLOSE: W.E.B. DU BOIS by Tonya Bolden
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Though not one of the stronger entries in this series, it's still a good introduction to an important American figure. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12 & up)"
W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the leading intellectuals of the 20th century, often declared "the colour line" its defining problem, and his writing remains relevant today. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Valuable and impressive. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Bolden (Rock of Ages, 2001, etc.) presents an overview about what life has been like through the years for African-American children in the US. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Bolden mentions in the introduction her wish that a book similar to this one had existed when she was 12; of the few available now, Mavis Jukes's It's a Girl Thing (1996, not reviewed) and Judith Harlan's Girl Talk (1997) offer more. (Anthology. 11-14)"
paper 0-517-70936-8 A terribly earnest collection of advice that ranges from preachy to peachy. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR SARAH RECTOR by Tonya Bolden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Bolden admirably tells a complex story while modeling outstanding research strategy, as her insightful author's note attests. (Nonfiction 10-14)"
In 1914, 12-year-old Oklahoman Sarah Rector attracted attention when it became known that the oil found on land allotted to her by treaty was worth a fortune. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A convincing, handsomely produced argument that the proclamation, for all its acknowledged limitations, remains a watershed document. (endnotes, bibliography, extensive timeline) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
A vivid depiction of the issues and tensions surrounding abolition and the development of Lincoln's responses to them as the United States plunged into the Civil War. Read full book review >

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M.L.K. by Tonya Bolden
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Still, an important, comprehensive look at a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement. (author's note, timeline, source notes, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Adding to the growing body of literature about Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, Bolden attempts to portray the passion of a man for a cause when he could have lived a quiet life untouched by the troubles that would come his way. Read full book review >

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FINDING FAMILY by Tonya Bolden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Each carefully posed subject is a fascinating enigma. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Set in 1905 Charleston, W.Va., this richly lyrical and historically persuasive coming-of-age story explores the ties that bind, break and renew an affluent African-American family. Read full book review >

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CAUSE by Tonya Bolden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Despite the shortcomings, still the best resource to date for young readers. (maps, illustration credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The post-Civil War period known as Reconstruction was a revolutionary time of enormous possibility, but it ultimately was an "unfinished revolution" in racial democracy, leaving it to future generations to hash out what democracy really meant. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Notes on the authors. (Short stories. 11+)"
Seventeen stories, of particular interest because of the high quality of their writing as well as for their diverse insights into growing up black. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL MOON by Tonya Bolden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Prayer may seem like something from ancient history for many young children; this beautiful book brings prayer to the modern world and hauntingly shows just how needed it is. (Picture book/religious. 4-8)"
A young boy's prayer brings home to readers all the people who need prayers in our world. Read full book review >

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12 DAYS OF NEW YORK by Tonya Bolden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"Skip this tour. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A class trip to the Big Apple is played out as a variation of the "Twelve Days of Christmas." Read full book review >