Tonya Bolden is the award-winning author of many notable books for children and young adults, among them the Coretta Scott King Author Honor-winning Maritcha: A Nineteenth Century American Girl
, which was also a James Madison Book Award Winner and CCBC Best Book of the Year. Ms. Bolden’s Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty
was named a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year and is the recipient of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award. Ms. Bolden is a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee, and Winner of the 2016 Children’s Book Guild of Washington, DC.’s Nonfiction Award for Body of Work.