Tonya BoldenTonya K. Bolden (born March 1, 1959) is an American writer best known for her works of children's literature, especially children's nonfiction.
Bolden has authored, co-authored, collaborated on, or edited more than forty books. Hillary Rodham Clinton praised her 1998 book ''33 Things Every Girl Should Know'' in a speech at Seneca Falls, N.Y. on the 150th anniversary of the first Women's Rights Convention. ''Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl'' (2005), her children's biography of Maritcha Rémond Lyons, was the James Madison Book Award Winner and one of four honor books for the American Library Association’s Coretta Scott King Author Award. ''M.L.K.: Journey of a King'' (2007) won the Orbis Pictus award from the National Council of Teachers of English, the organization’s highest award for children’s nonfiction, and the next year, her ''George Washington Carver'' (2008) was one of five honor books for the same award. In 2016, the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D.C. selected Bolden for its Nonfiction Award in recognition of her entire body of work, which, according to the award, has “contributed significantly to the quality of nonfiction for children.”. Provided by Wikipedia