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Tonya Bolden

Tonya Bolden is a critically acclaimed award-winning author/co-author/editor of more than two dozen books for young people. They include "Crossing Ebenezer Creek," which received five starred reviews; "Finding Family," which received two starred reviews and was a Kirkus Reviews and Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year; "Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl," a Coretta Scott King honor book and James Madison Book Award winner; "MLK: Journey of a King," winner of a National Council of Teachers of English Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children; "Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty," an ALSC Notable Children's Book, CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and winner of the NCSS Carter G. Woodson Middle Level Book Award. Tonya also received the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC's Nonfiction Award. Bloomsbury released her latest YA novel, "Inventing Victoria," earlier this year. A Princeton University magna cum laude baccalaureate with a master's degree from Columbia University, Tonya lives in New York City.