By Tonya Bolden
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781599903187, 192pp.)
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Delana has never known her parents. Raised by her Aunt Tilley and a reclusive grandfather, Delana has led a sheltered existence, nurtured on her aunt's wild family histories. But when Aunt Tilley dies, Delana confronts her pent-up curiosities and embarks on a quest to unravel her aunt's fictions and draw out her mysterious grandfather. In searching for her true history, Delana finds herself, and a home in the one place she never thought to look. This moving fictional story is imagined from real antique photographs that author Tonya Bolden has collected. Bolden's well-researched historical details about 1905 Charleston, West Virginia lend authenticity, while spare, lyrical writing make this young girl's coming-of-age resonate.
TONYA BOLDEN has written more than twenty books for children and adults, many of them award-winning, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl. She lives in New York City.