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Time Pieces

Hamilton, Virginia

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ISBN 10: 0786182423 / ISBN 13: 9780786182428
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks, 2004
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Title: Time Pieces

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Audio CD

Book Condition:Very Good

Book Type: Audio Book

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Time Pieces is a quietly beautiful coming-of-age story from a master storyteller. Eleven-year-old Valena, her family, and dog live in rural Ohio, where she and her cousin Melinda share experiences that include seeing the aurora borealis, surviving a tornado, and going to an amazing circus. Yet Valena lives in both the present and the past as she struggles with racism in her daily life and listens to and learns from her mother's tales of her family's proud history. Moving backward and forward in time, these pieces of Valena's life blend to form an extraordinary portrait of the ties that bind her family together over generations. Drawing from her own family history, Virginia Hamilton has deftly woven together moments in time, creating a seamless and poignant masterpiece.

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Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002) grew up in rural Ohio among an extended family and generations of storytellers. Her grandfather, Levi Perry, was brought by his mother from Virginia slavery to Ohio via the Underground Railroad. She received nearly every award in the field of children's literature, including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Newbery Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the Coretta Scott King Award.

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