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.
The People Could Fly
M.C. Higgins, the Great (Newbery Medal)
The Planet of Junior Brown (Newbery Honor)
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush (Newbery Honor)
In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World (Newbery Honor)