Toni Eubanks

Passage to Womanhood: Journey Home has an accompanied Activity Guide for book clubs and classroom use.

Passage to Womanhood: Journey Home

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Passage to Womanhood: Journey Home is the first book in my historical fiction series. It is set in the black West of the 1880's and features a young African American girl at a turning point in her life.

Fifteen year old Tamara Woodson enters a journey of self-discovery in the 1883 Kansas community her family founded as homesteaders.

Her rebellious spirit and independent thinking lead her to explore different possibilities for her life, far from the protection of her close-knit community.

Exposure to the Apache culture helps Tamara validate the values and traditions of others as well as her own.

Through the strength and love of her family and community, and her growing knowledge about her ancestral past, Tamara gains an inner strength to release her fears and begin a journey of self-discovery.

Selected Works

Activity Guide with Historical References
Introduces activities that correspond to each chapter of the novel, as well as explanation of historical events and people who appear in fictional form.
Historical Fiction
The first official historical novel on the Girl Scout movement.
An historical novel about a young African American girl coming of age in the Black West of the 1880's.
An essay on my research experiences for my second Passage to Womanhood book on the Gullah culture of the Sea Islands of South Carolina.