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Tonya Bolden is the author of the children’s book Through Loona’s Door: A Tammy and Owen Adventure with Carte G. Woodson. Her books for teenagers include the novels Mama, I Want to Sing (co-authored with Vy Higginsen) and Just Family; the anthology Rites of Passage: Stories About Growing Up by Black Writers from Around the World; and a collection of biographies of ten epic women, And Not Afraid to Dare. Her books for grown-ups include The Book of African American Women: 150 Crusaders, Creators, and Uplifters. She is a native New Yorker.

R. Gregory Christie is the illustrator of Only Passing Through by Anne Rockwell, for which he received his second Coretta Scott King Honor Award.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: African American churches Juvenile poetry, African Americans Religion Juvenile poetry, Children's poetry, American, African American churches Poetry, African Americans Religion Poetry, American poetry