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Virginia Hamilton (1934–2002)

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

M. C. Higgins, the Great (1974) 2,436 kappaletta
The House of Dies Drear (1968) — Tekijä — 1,568 kappaletta
Cousins (1990) 666 kappaletta
Zeely (1967) 606 kappaletta
The Planet of Junior Brown (1971) — Tekijä — 501 kappaletta
Bluish (1999) 488 kappaletta
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush (1982) 347 kappaletta
The Girl Who Spun Gold (2000) 318 kappaletta
The Mystery of Drear House (1987) 299 kappaletta
Drylongso (1992) 292 kappaletta
Plain City (1993) 245 kappaletta
Second Cousins (1998) 193 kappaletta
Time Pieces (2002) 189 kappaletta
Justice and Her Brothers (1978) 178 kappaletta
Arilla Sun Down (1976) 169 kappaletta
The Bells of Christmas (1989) 166 kappaletta
Bruh Rabbit And The Tar Baby Girl (2003) 163 kappaletta
Jaguarundi (1995) 133 kappaletta
Dustland (1980) 133 kappaletta
The Gathering (1981) 112 kappaletta
Wee Winnie Witch's Skinny (2001) 74 kappaletta
The All Jahdu Storybook (1991) 68 kappaletta
A White Romance (1888) 47 kappaletta
A Little Love (1984) 35 kappaletta
Paul Robeson (1974) 33 kappaletta
Virginia Hamilton: Five Novels (2021) 30 kappaletta
Junius Over Far (1985) 29 kappaletta
W. E. B. Du Bois: A Biography (1972) 20 kappaletta
The Time-Ago Tales of Jahdu (1969) 19 kappaletta

Associated Works

A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Avustaja — 154 kappaletta
The Ghost Story Treasury (1987) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta

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This book was okay but just seemed very old and too detailed about death. I like how the family comes together and shows you a lesson to never wish bad things on people. It’s a good book to have and allow the kids to read and see what they learn from it.
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mdmanon | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 23, 2024 |
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BooksInMirror | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 19, 2024 |
The People Could Fly gives us a glimpse into what life was like during slavery. This myth describes the suffering that happened and the need for an escape from the suffering. This book would make a great discussion starter for middle school students. The story is told in African American dialect so it may be hard to follow for younger children. Also, it is very discriptive of the suffering that happened during slavery. This book would be best suited for older, mature children.
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dashton | 39 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 26, 2024 |
This is a story about a legend from the slavery era. It explains that before the people from Africa were taken into slavery they had wings and could fly. When they were captured they had to shed their wings because there was not enough room on the boat. After going through the pain and misery of slavery they forgot they had ever been able to fly. Sarah, a slave that has undergone so much that she can handle no more, is urged by an elder, Toby that she can fly without the wings. He whispers the magic words to her and she and her baby are able to fly away. As the misery continues for the slaves all around, Toby helps many of them remember that they can fly away to "Free-dom." When the overseer sees Toby helping the slaves to freedom, they try to kill him. Toby flys away, and tells those who cannot fly that they must find another way to freedom. This is a powerful story that elicits great emotion and inspires hope.… (lisätietoja)
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sarahkrupich | 39 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 15, 2024 |



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