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ISBN13: 9781419708466
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Sarah Rector was once famously hailed as and#147;the richest black girl in America.and#8221; Set against the backdrop of American history, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, the making of Oklahoma, and the establishment of black towns and oil-rich boomtowns.

Rector acquired her fortune at the age of eleven. This is both her story and that of children just like her: one filled with ups and downs amid bizarre goings-on and crimes perpetrated by greedy and corrupt adults. From a trove of primary documents, including court and census records and interviews with family members, author Tonya Bolden painstakingly pieces together the events of Sarahand#8217;s life and the lives of those around her.

The book includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

Praise for Searching for Sarah Rector

STARRED REVIEWS

"This handsome volume with its many photographs is carefully sourced and has a helpful glossary, illustration credits and index. Bolden admirably tells a complex story while modeling outstanding research strategy, as her insightful authorand#8217;s note attests."

--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This book will be extremely useful to teachers and librarians seeking material to align with Common Core State Standards dealing with the craft of writing of informational text."

--School Library Journal, starred review

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"Boldenand#8217;s remarks on tracking down Sarahand#8217;s story will appeal to those who enjoy untangling historical mysteries."

--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Synopsis:

Sitting Bull (c. 1831andndash;1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bullandrsquo;s childhoodandmdash;killing his first buffalo at age 10andmdash;to being named war chief to leading his people against the U.S. Army, Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People brings the story of the great chief to light. Sitting Bull was instrumental in the war against the invasive wasichus (white men) and was at the forefront of the combat, including the Battles of Killdeer Mountain and the Little Bighorn. He and Crazy Horse were the last Lakota/Sioux to surrender their people to the U.S. government and resort to living on a reservation.

The book includes an extensive authorandrsquo;s note and timeline, historical photographs, a map, a bibliography, endnotes, and an index.

About the Author

Tonya Bolden has written a number of books about the African American experience. Her work has garnered much praise, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Award, James Madison Book Award, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, YALSA Best Book of the Year, and CCBC Best Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.

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Beverly B, March 6, 2014 (view all comments by Beverly B)
This is not just a story of a very rich and reclusive young woman (11 million in today's $$, by her 18th birthday), it is also a fascinating look at post-Civil War Indian Territory politics, the beginnings of the Oklahoma oil boom of the early 1900's, and Jim Crow attitudes and laws in Oklahoma. Fact filled and supported with numerous primary source photos and documents, Searching for Sarah Rector almost reads like
an in-depth magazine article. It is a very quick read, but its rambling format may confuse middle grade readers who are new to non-fiction. Curious readers may be inspired to find out more about The Trail of Tears, the Creek Indian nations, western expansion or the Great Depression.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781419708466
Author:
Bolden, Tonya
Publisher:
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Author:
Nelson, S. D.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black-and-white and color archival image
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Sitting Bull (c. 1831andndash;1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bullandrsquo;s childhoodandmdash;killing his first buffalo at age 10andmdash;to being named war chief to leading his people against the U.S. Army, Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People brings the story of the great chief to light. Sitting Bull was instrumental in the war against the invasive wasichus (white men) and was at the forefront of the combat, including the Battles of Killdeer Mountain and the Little Bighorn. He and Crazy Horse were the last Lakota/Sioux to surrender their people to the U.S. government and resort to living on a reservation.

The book includes an extensive authorandrsquo;s note and timeline, historical photographs, a map, a bibliography, endnotes, and an index.

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