Inventing Victoria

By: Tonya Bolden

1880s: Essie is awestruck by Dorcas Vashon, the richest and most cultured black woman she's ever seen. Dorcas wants to take Essie from her poor life in Savannah and transform her. Regal and genteel, the newly christened Victoria must learn to maneuver within black high society in Washington, DC.
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ISBN: 9781681198071

JLG Release: Mar 2019


Sensitive Areas: Inventing Victoria
Topics: Identity , African Americans , Reconstruction Era (1863—1877) , Nineteenth-century US history , Savannah, Georgia , Washington, DC

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Book Details

ISBN

9781681198071

First Release

March 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

272

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Bloomsbury USA

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Inventing Victoria

Topics

Identity, African Americans, Reconstruction Era (1863—1877), Nineteenth-century US history, Savannah, Georgia, Washington, DC,

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