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

Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl, Tonya Bolden

Label
Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl
Title
Maritcha
Title remainder
a nineteenth-century American 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
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bolden, Tonya
Dewey number
974.7/1/00496073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.9.N4
LC item number
B65 2005
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1190
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lyons, Maritcha Rémond
  • Lyons, Maritcha Rémond
  • African American girls
  • Free African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American girls
  • Free African Americans
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a nineteenth-century American girl
Label
Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl, Tonya Bolden
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 46)
Dimensions
26 x 27 cm.
Extent
47 p.
Isbn
9780810950450
Lccn
2004005849
Other control number
9780810950450
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
ocm54816980
Label
Maritcha : a nineteenth-century American girl, Tonya Bolden
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 46)
Dimensions
26 x 27 cm.
Extent
47 p.
Isbn
9780810950450
Lccn
2004005849
Other control number
9780810950450
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
ocm54816980

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