Inventing Victoria

ISBN-10: 1547603178
ISBN-13: 9781547603176
Author: Bolden, Tonya
Interest Level: 8-12
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Publication Date: January 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 288


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Interest Level

Grades 8-12

Reading Level

Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 6.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American *

Description
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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