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Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

Age Level:
Middle Grade
Published:
2005

She was born free in New York City during slavery and turmoil in the United States and went on to graduate from an all-white high school. Maritcha Lyon’s story is drawn from her memoir, augmented by primary source material to bring a girl and the time in which she lived into focus for contemporary readers.

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