Growing up, Tonya Bolden thought one day she would be a teacher. Today, as an award-winning author of more than 40 books for young people and adults, she is just that. Her classroom has no walls. Instead, you just need to pick up one her acclaimed books on topics such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington Carver or Reconstruction to step into the world she creates. History, she has said, is her passion. She passes that rich knowledge of the past on to people around the world.
Along with being a talented researcher, Bolden is known as a gifted storyteller who turns facts into something more — transcendent stories that move, challenge and inspire. (from The Brown Bookshelf)
For more information about Tonya, visit tonyaboldenbooks.com
Listen to Tonya explain how she researched and wrote Maritcha. In particular, she addresses: