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Virginia Hamilton (1934–2002)

Autor(a) de M. C. Higgins, the Great

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Virginia Hamilton

M. C. Higgins, the Great (1974) 2,386 exemplares
The House of Dies Drear (1968) — Autor — 1,537 exemplares
Cousins (1990) 647 exemplares
Zeely (1967) 593 exemplares
The Planet of Junior Brown (1971) — Autor — 490 exemplares
Bluish (1999) 470 exemplares
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush (1982) 341 exemplares
The Girl Who Spun Gold (2000) 313 exemplares
The Mystery of Drear House (1987) 291 exemplares
Drylongso (1992) 286 exemplares
Plain City (1993) 241 exemplares
Second Cousins (1998) 190 exemplares
Time Pieces (2002) 189 exemplares
Justice and Her Brothers (1978) 174 exemplares
Arilla Sun Down (1976) 168 exemplares
Bruh Rabbit And The Tar Baby Girl (2003) 161 exemplares
The Bells of Christmas (1989) 160 exemplares
Dustland (1980) 131 exemplares
Jaguarundi (1995) 129 exemplares
The Gathering (1981) 110 exemplares
Wee Winnie Witch's Skinny (2001) 74 exemplares
The All Jahdu Storybook (1991) 65 exemplares
A White Romance (1888) 44 exemplares
A Little Love (1984) 35 exemplares
Paul Robeson (1974) 33 exemplares
Virginia Hamilton: Five Novels (2021) 27 exemplares
Junius Over Far (1985) 26 exemplares
W. E. B. Du Bois: A Biography (1972) 20 exemplares
The Time-Ago Tales of Jahdu (1969) 17 exemplares
En gåta för Teresa : roman (1986) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Newbery Halloween (1991) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
The Ghost Story Treasury (1987) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares


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Found: YA Fiction 90s Mystery w/ Golden Triangles em Name that Book (Dezembro 11, 2023)
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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.
dashton | 39 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
sarahkrupich | 39 outras críticas | Jan 15, 2024 |
This is the kind of book that teachers assign kids that make them hate to read award winning books. It is clear that no kids sit on the award committees. I tried to like it, really, but I couldn't make it though for chapters. It was clear from the beginning nothing was going to happen like M.C. thought it would. I found the setting so strange, I needed a nap and some photographs to feel like I could understand the place they lived.
mslibrarynerd | 25 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |



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