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Hamilton is America’s most highly honored author of children’s books. She was the first African American to win the Newbery Medal, the first children’s author to win the MacArthur Fellowship (“Genius” award), and one of only a handful of Americans to win the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal, know as “The Little Nobel Prize.” She also won the National Book Award, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her body of work, among many others. The Virginia Hamilton Conference, held each spring at Kent State University, is the longest running conference on multicultural literature for youth in the country.

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Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays, and Conversations
Edited by Arnold Adoff and Kacy Cook
Published by The Blue Sky Press/Scholastic
February 2010
Ages 10-up
Price $29.99 hc
ISBN: 978-0-439-27193-6

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