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Tonya Bolden

Forfatter af George Washington Carver

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Tonya Bolden is the author of ten books, including "Strong Men Keep Coming", "The Family Heirloom Cookbook", & "33 Things Every Girl Should Know". She lives in Brooklyn, New York. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Værker af Tonya Bolden

George Washington Carver (2008) 361 eksemplarer
Portraits of African-American Heroes (2003) 344 eksemplarer
The Champ the Story of Muhammad Ali (2004) 264 eksemplarer
Crossing Ebenezer Creek (2017) 126 eksemplarer
Inventing Victoria (2019) 97 eksemplarer
Beautiful Moon (2014) 97 eksemplarer
M.L.K. Journey of a King (2007) 93 eksemplarer
Finding Family (2010) 73 eksemplarer
Saving Savannah (2020) 71 eksemplarer
Twelve Days of New York (2013) 18 eksemplarer
Up Close: W. E. B Du Bois (2008) 13 eksemplarer
Just Family (1996) 11 eksemplarer
Dovey Undaunted (2021) 8 eksemplarer

Associated Works

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Bidragyder — 220 eksemplarer
Go Girl! The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure (1997) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer

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If you come across this young adult historical fiction novel about Savannah, I recommend you read her mother's story first in Inventing Victoria. While Savannah's story is the better-written novel of the two in my view, there's a key aspect of it that packed a stronger punch for me because I'd read about her mother first.

Both novels are written in an often fragmented style that I think could have made them good novels-in-verse if they'd been more lyrical. But I picked up each of these books not for the writing style but for the same reason regarding their content.

Both books feature Black American heroines and highlight aspects of Black American history that aren't as well-known or talked about as much as slavery, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s.

And the more Savannah learned along her journey, the more determined she became, the more inspired I became by the read.

As with the novel that precedes it, reading the ending Author's Note after finishing the story is a must.
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NadineC.Keels | Mar 7, 2024 |
Timeline. List of sources. Author’s note includes more interesting facts.
VillageProject | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 1, 2024 |
This book was published in 2008 but looks like it was published earlier because it is profusely illustrated with fascinating reproductions of contemporary photographs. One of the extraordinary things about Carver's life was that he was born during the American Civil War (which would be better called something like the "War of the Southern Secession") and lived to be old enough to meet Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At the Tuskegee Institute, we see some very dapper young gentleman in a cutaway coat studying a cow skeleton, and then Carver as a much older man in more casual check trousers and a looser and less formal jacket. Carver is much like Nikola Tesla with his mustache and his intense passion about his chosen field of study, but less glamorous to posterity because electricity is more exciting to moderns than botany. In the best late Victorian tradition, he was also an outstanding painter of his beloved plants; there are similarities here with, e.g., the life of Beatrix Potter, who made her start as a technical illustrator. The photograph of Carver's personal microscope, which is beautiful, is from the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site.

(Carver could be pretty dry about his association in the public mind with peanuts and nothing but peanuts.)
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themulhern | 25 andre anmeldelser | Jan 20, 2024 |
This would be appropriate for primary aged students. It is about Rosetta Tharpe who is seen as the godmother of rock and roll. It follows her life and process/journey of becoming famous. I think that this book would be helpful to have in class because it is a true story but kidified.
stewartj22 | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jan 10, 2024 |



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