A biography of Virginia Hamilton, the African American writer whose children's literature received the highest possible awards during her lifetime, including the Newbery and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
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Grade 4-6-The book begins with an overview of Hamilton's work and achievements. Following are brief chapters, three to six pages in length, that discuss the writer's life and work from her birth in 1936 to her death in 2002. Although most of the writing is clear, lack of detail may lead to some confusion. For example, readers are told that Hamilton graduated high school at the top of her class but was denied a scholarship "because she was black." A few paragraphs later, the author notes that a teacher arranged for Hamilton to receive a five-year scholarship to college. The chronology contains a few facts not mentioned in the text. The text contains a number of quotes, but no sources are listed. Captioned, black-and-white photographs are merely decorative. Biographical data about this writer can be found in many other sources. Although this title does not provide enough information for a detailed report, it is up-to-date and may fill a gap where books on authors are needed.
Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL
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Book Description Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2002. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP7576687
Book Description Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2002. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Ex-Library hardcover in very nice condition with all the usual markings and attachments. Text block clean and unmarked. Tight binding. Bookseller Inventory # 135-40
Book Description Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2002. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1584151706