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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Florence - Main Library 92 Lyons (Text) 33172003341730 Juvenile Biography Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library LYONS (Text) 33255002009406 Juvenile Biography Available -
Union Carnegie Library J B LYONS (Text) 205593 Juvenile Non-Fiction In transit -
York - Bookmobile BIOGRAPHY LYONS (Text) 33205008070795 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
York - Rock Hill Branch BIOGRAPHY LYONS (Text) 33205007701150 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 0810950456
  • Physical Description: 47 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 x 27 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2005.

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General Note: James Madison Book Award ; Coretta Scott King Honor.
Maps on lining papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 46).
Summary, etc.: Based on an actual memoir written by Maritcha Remond Lyons, who was born and raised in New York City, this poignant story tells what it was like to be a black child born free during the days of slavery. Everyday experiences are interspersed with hight-point moments, such as visiting the U.S.'s first world's fair. Also included are the Draft Riots of 1863, when Maritcha and her siblings fled to Brooklyn while her parents stayed behind to protect their home. The book concludes with her fight to attend a whites-only high school in Providence, Rhode Island, and her triumphant victory, making her the first black person in its graduating class. The book includes photographs of Maritcha, her family, and friends, as well as archival and contemporary maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Awards Note:
James Madison Book Award ; Coretta Scott King Honor.
Subject: Lyons, Maritcha Rémond -- 1848-1929 -- Juvenile literature
Lyons, Maritcha Rémond -- 1848-1929
African American girls -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Free African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature
African American girls -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Free African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
New York (State) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature
New York (State) -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature
New York (State) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature
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