Virginia Hamilton


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Virginia Esther Hamilton (March 12, 1934 – February 19, 2002) was an African-American author of children's books. She wrote 41 books, including M. C. Higgins, the Great, for which she won the U.S. National Book Award in category Children's Books and the Newbery Medal in 1975.

Named for her grandfather's home state, Virginia Hamilton grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She attended Antioch ... more »

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  • ''The meaning of the Street in all ways and at all times is the need for sharing life with others and the search for community.''
    Virginia Hamilton (b. 1936), African American writer of children's books. The source was originally a speech delivered at the Library of Congress on N...
  • ''We have yet to deal successfully with American transraciality in real terms, as we have failed to redefine race in light of the modern, twenty-first century progress of human kind.''
    Virginia Hamilton (b. 1936), African American writer of children's books. The source, which was published as an essay in 1976, was originally a speech...
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