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Virginia Hamilton (1934–2002)

Författare till M. C. Higgins, the Great

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Virginia Hamilton was born March 12, 1934. She received a scholarship to Antioch College, and then transferred to the Ohio State University in Columbus, where she majored in literature and creative writing. She also studied fiction writing at the New School for Social Research in New York. Her visa mer first children's book, Zeely, was published in 1967 and won the Nancy Bloch Award. During her lifetime, she wrote over 40 books including The People Could Fly, The Planet of Junior Brown, Bluish, Cousins, the Dies Drear Chronicles, Time Pieces, Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl, and Wee Winnie Witch's Skinny. She was the first African American woman to win the Newbery Award, for M. C. Higgins, the Great. She has won numerous awards including three Newbery Honors, three Coretta Scott King Awards, an Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She was also the first children's author to receive a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant in 1995. She died from breast cancer on February 19, 2002 at the age of 67. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Virginia Hamilton

M. C. Higgins, the Great (1974) 2,358 exemplar
The House of Dies Drear (1968) — Författare — 1,524 exemplar
Cousins (1990) 643 exemplar
Zeely (1967) 588 exemplar
The Planet of Junior Brown (1971) — Författare — 482 exemplar
Bluish (1999) 457 exemplar
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush (1982) 336 exemplar
The Girl Who Spun Gold (2000) 309 exemplar
The Mystery of Drear House (1987) 289 exemplar
Drylongso (1992) 283 exemplar
Plain City (1993) 237 exemplar
Second Cousins (1998) 188 exemplar
Time Pieces (2002) 188 exemplar
Justice and Her Brothers (1978) 170 exemplar
Arilla Sun Down (1976) 166 exemplar
The Bells of Christmas (1989) 159 exemplar
Jaguarundi (1995) 127 exemplar
Dustland (1980) 126 exemplar
The Gathering (1981) 108 exemplar
Wee Winnie Witch's Skinny (2001) 74 exemplar
A White Romance (1888) 44 exemplar
Paul Robeson (1974) 33 exemplar
A Little Love (1984) 33 exemplar
Virginia Hamilton: Five Novels (2021) 25 exemplar
Junius Over Far (1985) 23 exemplar
W. E. B. Du Bois: A Biography (1972) 19 exemplar
En gåta för Teresa : roman (1986) 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 148 exemplar
The Ghost Story Treasury (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar


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VillageProject | 16 andra recensioner | Oct 5, 2023 |
I know this is considered a classic; however, I felt the story was somewhat lacking. An African American family relocates from the deep south to Ohio, to the former home of an abolitionist and underground railroad conductor. Some of the story was compelling as far as the home with all it's secrets were concerned but the conflict felt too contrived. The author tried to present the views of the teenage or preteen protagonist but missed the mark to me. Interesting from the historical fiction stand point.… (mer)
phoenixcomet | 16 andra recensioner | Jul 17, 2023 |
Woooooeee. This is scary for real. The illustrations are…memorable.

This is not for children unless you as a parent feel it is right and your child is a fan of the macabre.

I feel this would be a good inclusion for a senior or adult study of folktales.
I am keeping this in a special section as I feel it is an important book but not one I’d want a child to come across unprepared.

5/5 Yikes
FamiliesUnitedLL | 5 andra recensioner | May 15, 2023 |
I can't say that I always understood the fables or the folklore, even with an explanation, but overall I enjoyed these stories and some of them absolutely came to life in my mind's eye. I've read many books of mythology or legends, and so I enjoyed this one thoroughly.
phoenixcomet | 14 andra recensioner | Apr 19, 2023 |



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Leo Dillon Cover artist, Illustrator
Diane Dillon Cover artist, Illustrator
Barry Moser Illustrator
Jerry Pinkney Illustrator
Floyd Cooper Illustrator
Kacy Cook Editor
Lynne Thigpen Narrator
John Jude Palencar Cover artist
Eros Keith Illustrator
Georgia Morrissey Cover designer
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