|2009-10-15, Tonya Bolden|
Tonya Bolden is a prolific writer and editor who has authored more than twenty books for adults and young readers and has written numerous articles and study guides. Ms. Bolden graduated from Princeton University, magna cum laude, and holds a master's degree from Columbia University. She has taught at Malcolm-King College in Harlem and the College of New Rochelle's School for New Resources.
Ms. Bolden's books include 33 Things Every Girl Should Know; The Champ: The Story of Muhammad Ali (illustrated by awardwinning artist R. Gregory Christie); and a biography of a 19th century New Yorker, Maritcha, which was a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a James Madison Book Award winner.
Her MLK: Journey of a King received the NCTE's 2008 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children and Bolden's book George Washington Carver was among the 2009 Orbis Pictus Honorable Mention books.
A "balanced and lively account" is what School Library Journal had to say about Bolden's recently published biography, Up-Close: W.E.B. Du Bois. Her latest book FDR's Alphabet Soup, New Deal America, 1932-1939 will be published Winter 2010.