Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays, and Conversations (Hardcover)

Speeches, Essays, and Conversations

By Virginia Hamilton, Arnold Adoff (Editor), Kacy Cook (Editor)

Blue Sky Press (AZ), 9780439271936, 368pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2010



A must-have for schools, libraries, and anyone interested in books for young readers.

Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002) changed children's literature for generations of readers, bringing a Faulknerian style of sophisticated and cutting-edge writing to the world of books for young readers. Hamilton was awarded the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honors, the National Book Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, and many more. Readers will be enlightened by Hamilton's engaging, powerful, and witty perspective on African American literature as well as her own experiences as a writer and an American.