Ms. Bolden is appearing courtesy of Abrams
Award-winning author Tonya Bolden's books have garnered much praise and earned countless starred reviews. Her books have won the James Madison Book Award and 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, for her books "Searching for Sarah Rector" and "Beautiful Moon." She won a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for "Maritcha: A Nineteenth Century American Girl." Bolden's acclaimed works include "Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital," Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty," 12 Days of New York," George Washington Carver," M.L.K.: Journey Of A King," Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America" and "Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists." She lives in New Rochelle, NY.