Virginia Hamilton

Virginia Hamilton

America's Storyteller

Book - 2017
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"A biography of one of the most honored authors of children's literature in the twentieth century. Long before she wrote The House of Dies Drear, M. C. Higgins, the Great, and many other modern classics, Hamilton grew up among her extended family around Yellow Springs, Ohio. The stories she heard from her family fueled her imagination, and the freedom to roam the farms and woods nearby sharpened her powers of observation and encouraged her creativity. As she grew older, witnessing racial discrimination and the response of the early civil rights movement established in her a lifelong commitment to representing a diversity of experiences in her work"-- Edited from publisher's description.
Publisher: Athens, Ohio :, Ohio University Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780821422694
9780821422687
Characteristics: viii, 145 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Characters
Setting
Plot twist
Voice
Flashback
Turning point
Flash forward
First person
Resolution
Conclusion.
Summary: "A biography of one of the most honored authors of children's literature in the twentieth century. Long before she wrote The House of Dies Drear, M. C. Higgins, the Great, and many other modern classics, Hamilton grew up among her extended family around Yellow Springs, Ohio. The stories she heard from her family fueled her imagination, and the freedom to roam the farms and woods nearby sharpened her powers of observation and encouraged her creativity. As she grew older, witnessing racial discrimination and the response of the early civil rights movement established in her a lifelong commitment to representing a diversity of experiences in her work"-- Edited from publisher's description.

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