J1461

Honoring Tonya Bolden upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

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J1461


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Tonya Bolden upon the occasion of her
designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Tonya Bolden upon the occasion of her designation for special recogni-
tion by Young Movement, Inc. on Saturday, March 30, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Young Movement is a 501c(3) member-supported action tank
providing research, advocacy, and partnerships on socio-economic issues
such as financial literacy and employment alternatives for young adults
and professionals in New York; incorporated in October of 2011, this
organization not only represents its members through research, advocacy,
and forming partnerships, but ensures the positive results are long-
standing while the unfavorable ones are non-recurrent for the next young
generation; and
WHEREAS, Tonya Bolden, a Princeton University magna cum laude bacca-
laureate with a master's degree from Columbia University, is an award-
winning author of more than 20 books for the young; they include MARIT-
CHA: A NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN GIRL, a Coretta Scott King honor book
and James Madison Book Award winner; and
WHEREAS, Tonya Bolden's MLK: JOURNEY OF A KING received the National
Council of Teachers of English's 2008 Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding
Nonfiction for Children; she is a recipient of the Virginia Library
Association's 2009 Jefferson Cup and Cleveland Public Library's 2010
Sugarman Award; and
WHEREAS, Booklist applauded Tonya Bolden's FDR'S ALPHABET SOUP: NEW
DEAL AMERICA, 1932-1939 as a lively look back, and also acclaimed her
other novel, FINDING FAMILY; her latest book EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION:
LINCOLN AND THE DAWN OF LIBERTY received starred reviews from Kirkus,
Booklist, and School Library Journal; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Tonya Bolden's distinguished record
merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative Body;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Tonya Bolden upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by Young Movement, Inc.; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Tonya Bolden.

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  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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