Bolden, Tonya

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BOLDEN, Tonya. American, b. 1959. Genres: Young adult fiction, Cultural/Ethnic topics, Food and Wine, History, How-to books. Career: Charles Alan Inc., NYC, salesperson, 1981-83; Raoulfilm Inc., NYC, office coordinator, 1985-87; research and editorial assistant to food and wine critic William E. Rice, 1987-88; Malcolm-King College, NYC, English instructor, 1988-89; College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources, NYC, English instructor, 1989-90, 1996-. Editorial consultant, MTA Arts for Transit Office, 1987-88, and Harlem River Press/Writers & Readers Publishing Inc., 1987, 1989-90. Publications: The Family Heirloom Cookbook, 1990; (with V. Higginsen) Mama, I Want to Sing (young adult novel), 1992; Starting a Business from Your Home, 1993; Mail-Order and Direct Response, 1994; Just Family (young adult novel), 1996; The Book of African-American Women: 150 Crusaders, Creators, and Uplifters, 1996; Through Loona's Door: A Tammy and Owen Adventure with Carter G. Woodson, 1997; And Not Afraid to Dare: The Stories of Ten African-American Women, 1998; Strong Men Keep Coming: The Book of African-American Men, 1999. EDITOR: Rites of Passage: Stories about Growing Up by Black Writers from around the World, 1994; 33 Things Every Girl Should Know: Stories, Songs, Poems, and Smart Talk by 33 Extraordinary Women, 1998. Contributor to reference works. Contributor of book reviews and articles to periodicals. Address: c/o Marie Brown Associates, 412 W 154th St, New York, NY 10032, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected];