Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe

The Gilded Years
by Karin Tanabe

Venture into a world of great opportunity and great risk in The Gilded Years. Based on real people and events, it’s the story of the first known woman with any Negro heredity to graduate from Vassar College. In that turbulent but promising era just before the turn of the 20th Century, we become privy to young Anita Hemmings’ dreams and what she does to fulfill them as best she can in the times and culture to which she was born. Along the way this beautiful, smart and talented young heroine experiences academic success, fear of discovery, and first love — all culminating in a combination of renown and rejection. In spite of everything, Anita manages to move forward and forge a life that, if not what she originally envisioned, is remarkable nonetheless.

( official Karin Tanabe web site )

Recommended by Becky W.C.
Walt Branch Library

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