Maritcha A Nineteenth-Century American Girl
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2005
  • Price: $19.95
  • Trim Size: 10 x 10
  • ISBN: 978-0-8109-5045-0
  • EAN: 9780810950450
  • Page Count: 48
  • Illustrations: full color
  • Format: Hardcover
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This Coretta Scott King Honor Book provides a much-needed window into a little-documented time in black history. The poignant story, based on the memoir of Maritcha Rémond Lyons, shows what it was like to be a black child born free and living in New York City in the mid-1800s.

About the author

Tonya Bolden has written a number of books for children, teens, and adults. She lives in New York City.