Tonya Bolden has written a number of books about the African American experience. Her work has garnered much praise, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Award, James Madison Book Award, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, YALSA Best Book of the Year, and CCBC Best Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.
Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America (PagePerfect NOOK Book)by Tonya Bolden
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Sarah Rector was once famously hailed as "the richest black girl in America." Set against the backdrop of American history, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, the making of Oklahoma, and the establishment of black towns and oil-rich boomtowns. Rector acquired her fortune at the age of eleven. This is both her story and that of children just like her: one filled with ups and downs amid bizarre goings-on and crimes perpetrated by greedy and corrupt adults. From a trove of primary documents, including court and census records and interviews with family members, author Tonya Bolden painstakingly pieces together the events of Sarah’s life and the lives of those around her. The book includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- 10 - 14 Years
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RIPOFF!!! NOT EVEN100 PAGES!!!! It's not well written!!! I HATE I SPENT 12.00 ON THIS!!!!! Can't get a refund!!! Buyer beware!!!!!
This is a great book for children. It gives an account of a young creek/African American girl's life. And how the people surrounding her were allowed to take advantage of her circumstance. Because of her heritage many doors were closed to her but because of her money they opened.