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The Resource Maritcha : a remarkable nineteenth-century girl, Tonya Bolden

Maritcha : a remarkable nineteenth-century girl, Tonya Bolden

Label
Maritcha : a remarkable nineteenth-century girl
Title
Maritcha
Title remainder
a remarkable nineteenth-century girl
Statement of responsibility
Tonya Bolden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2006
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2006
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2005.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
145658
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
974.7/1/00496073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.9.N4
LC item number
B65 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1190
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a nineteenth-century American girl
Label
Maritcha : a remarkable nineteenth-century girl, Tonya Bolden
Instantiates
Publication
Extent
478 p.
Isbn
9780810950450
Lccn
2004005849
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780810950450
  • (OCoLC)163592738
Label
Maritcha : a remarkable nineteenth-century girl, Tonya Bolden
Publication
Extent
478 p.
Isbn
9780810950450
Lccn
2004005849
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780810950450
  • (OCoLC)163592738

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