by Tonya Bolden
Publication Date: Jan 14, 2020
List Price: $10.99
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Target Age Group: Young Adult
Imprint: Bloomsbury YA
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Parent Company: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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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.
- Young Adult Fiction / Historical / United States / 19Th Century
- Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism