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Searching for Sarah Rector : the richest black girl in America

Author: Tonya Bolden
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2014] ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the story of the 1914 disappearance of eleven-year-old Sarah Rector, an African American who was part of the Creek Indian people and whose land had made her wealthy, and what it reveals about race, money, and American society.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Sarah Rector; Sarah Rector
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tonya Bolden
ISBN: 9781419708466 1419708465
OCLC Number: 813690939
Description: 76 pages : some color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 160 acres --
Three and a half dollars an acre --
Twelve and a half percent --
One million dollars.
Responsibility: Tonya Bolden.

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Searching for Sarah Rector brings to light the mystery of Sarah Rector. At the age of eleven, Sarah was famously hailed as "the wealthiest coloured girl in the world.". Even so, she was powerless and  Read more...

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