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Searching for Sarah Rector

(2014)
The Richest Black Girl in America
A non fiction book by

 
Sarah Rector was once famously hailed as the richest black girl in America. Set against the backdrop of American history, her tale encompasses the creation of Indian Territory, the making of Oklahoma, and the establishment of black towns and oil-rich boomtowns.
Rector acquired her fortune at the age of eleven. This is both her story and that of children just like her: one filled with ups and downs amid bizarre goings-on and crimes perpetrated by greedy and corrupt adults. From a trove of primary documents, including court and census records and interviews with family members, author Tonya Bolden painstakingly pieces together the events of Sarah's life and the lives of those around her. The book includes a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America
Author(s): Tonya Bolden
ISBN: 1-4197-0846-5 / 978-1-4197-0846-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America
Author(s): Tonya Bolden
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
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