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Virginia Hamilton speeches, essays, and conversations by Virginia Hamilton

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Published by Blue Sky Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Hamilton, Virginia, -- 1936-2002,
  • Children"s stories -- Authorship

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Arnold Adoff & Kacy Cook.
ContributionsAdoff, Arnold., Cook, Kacy.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3558.A444 Z46 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23655339M
ISBN 109780439271936
LC Control Number2009031676
OCLC/WorldCa429027325

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Virginia Hamilton, American children’s author (born Ma , Yellow Springs, Ohio—died Feb. 19, , Dayton, Ohio), was a master storyteller who preserved black oral tradition following intensive research that uncovered long-forgotten riddles, stories, and traditions, many of which she resurrected in such books as The People Could Fly () and Many Thousand Gone: African. Virginia Hamilton The books of Virginia Hamilton (), which combined African-American and Native-American lore with contemporary stories and characters, are memorable not only for their inventiveness and rich characterizations, but also for their ability to evoke a wide variety of times, places, and historical figures. I am currently reading Virginia Hamilton's Cousins. The book Is about an eleven year old girl named Cammy. She has a dying great grandmother that she calls Gram Tut. I am at the part when Cammy runs away from her cousins house because of an argument. Their argument was about how Patty Ann was so beautiful and good at everything she did/5. Virginia Hamilton is a 3 time Bestselling Author. Growing up on a small farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio, in the s, Virginia Hamilton was lovingly embraced by the sights, sounds and smells of rural America, and by a big extended family of cousins, uncles, aunts. All these things would come into play in the children's stories Hamilton would spin as an adult.

Virginia Hamilton always wanted to be a writer and when she burst into the field in with her first novel, Zeely, the children's book world had little doubt that a new strong voice had been heard from. Newbery Medalist Virginia Hamilton and National Book Award-winner Barry Moser join forces to tell 11 humorous trickster tales from the story ring of the slave trade. Following the migration of stories during the Plantation Era, Hamilton presents read. The Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement is named in memory of beloved children’s author Virginia Hamilton. The annual award is presented in even years to an African American author, illustrator or author/illustrator for a body of his or her published books for children and/or young adults, and who has made a significant and lasting literary contribution. A leading author and illustrator collaborate in a fine compilation of creation myths—a basic component of any folklore collection. Each of the 25 stories is told in spare, dignified language appropriate to its source and is followed by a brief discussion of its origin and type. While many cultures are included, there is more emphasis on presenting a variety of mythological figures and.