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Inventing Victoria
Inventing Victoria | Tonya Bolden
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In a searing historical novel, Tonya Bolden illuminates post-Reconstruction America in an intimate portrait of a determined young woman who dares to seize the opportunity of a lifetime. As a young black woman in 1880s Savannah, Essie's dreams are very much at odds with her reality. Ashamed of her beginnings, but unwilling to accept the path currently available to her, Essie is trapped between the life she has and the life she wants. Until she meets a lady named Dorcas Vashon, the richest and most cultured black woman she's ever encountered. When Dorcas makes Essie an offer she can't refuse, she becomes Victoria. Transformed by a fine wardrobe, a classic education, and the rules of etiquette, Victoria is soon welcomed in the upper echelons of black society in Washington, D. C. But when the life she desires is finally within her grasp, Victoria must decide how much of herself she is truly willing to surrender.
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Josiedlove
Inventing Victoria | Tonya Bolden
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Enjoying this one.... Traveling To Baltimore in between the pages...

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Liberty
Inventing Victoria | Tonya Bolden
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Good morning! I‘m getting ready for #minithon18 (as seen on Instagram) at 10am CST. These are the two books I hope to read! ❤️📚🤘🏻

8little_paws Yaaaaay for #minithon18! I'm starting early 🤪 11mo
EclecticReaders Enjoy! If you like, join in on our 24 hour Readathon #11thHourReadathon starting tonight at 8pm EST! 📚 11mo
zembla AAAAH I loved Jane Steele so much, I hope The Paragon Hotel is good! 11mo
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Schlinkles
Inventing Victoria | Tonya Bolden
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A well done YA book about the post Reconstruction but pre Jim Crow era black aristocracy in DC.

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Schlinkles
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There aren‘t many good books for kids that take place in Savannah. Here‘s hoping this YA title surprises me.

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