Fran O’ConnorUSFLAE 6316Creator ReportFall 2010<br />Multicultural Children’s Author:<br />Virginia Hamilton<br />Grade Level: 6-9<br />Curriculum-Literature-Author Study <br />
Virginia Hamilton<br />“Stories help children <br />to understand the <br />world better.” (Hamilton, 1999)<br /> Virginia Hamilton's website<br /> Highly Honored Multicultural AuthorMarch 12, 1936-February 19, 2002“<br />
Interesting Facts… <br />1st African American to win the John Newberry Award for the book: M.C. Higgins the Great.<br />1st Children’s author to receive the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship grant or the “Genius Award.”<br />One of only a few American authors to be awarded the International Hans Christian Anderson Award, or “The Little Nobel Prize”.<br />
Family, History, Heritage…<br />To Blend the Known, Remembered & Imagined<br />Her desire was for diverse cultures to learn from each other. <br />She promoted positive aspects of the African American Culture which she considered a parallel cultural community in American culture.<br />Her characters face complications stemming from differences in race, class, family structure, physical ability and searching for one’s individual identity.<br />.<br />
InspirationsOf the Past<br />Virginia Hamilton grew up in the small town of Yellow Springs, Ohio. She thrived on hearing of her grandfather, Levi Perry’s, daring escape from slavery through the Underground Railroad and the imaginatively creative storytelling of her parents and family members.<br />Tour the Underground Rail Road<br />
“I call myself a Word Keeper,…”(From Interview with Kelly Sagert)<br /> Virginia Published Works in all Genres: <br /> Fiction:<br />Fantasy<br />Realistic novels<br />Short stories<br />Poetry<br />Folktales, <br />Legends<br />Nonfiction; <br />Black American History<br />Multicultural biographies<br />Speeches<br />Oral histories<br /><ul><li> She wrote 41 books in over 35 years </li></li></ul><li> Award Winning titles:<br />Virginia's Newberry Award Acceptance Speech, <br />— the three most prestigious U.S. awards for children’s books. <br />The Newberry Medal<br />The Boston Globe Horn Book Award<br />National Book Award<br />
“Liberation Literature”<br /><ul><li> ALA Notable Children’s
New York Times Best </li></ul> Illustrated Book<br />Awards Include:<br />The People Could Fly Story Telling<br /> The People Could Fly:<br /> Audio Introduction by ArnoldAdoff<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0C151dnDqg<br />
Literature Awards:<br />Includes:<br />John Newberry Medal<br />Boston Globe Hornbook Award<br />Coretta Scott King Award <br />Edgar Allan Poe Award:<br />International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honor Book<br />Laura Ingalls Wilder Award<br />Hans Christian Andersen Medal, for the body of her work, 1992<br />http://www.virginiahamilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/her-stories.jpg<br /> Virginia Hamilton’s Awards<br />
Her legacy lives on ….<br /><ul><li> Virginia Hamilton Convention on Multicultural Literature
The Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton award for lifetime contributions to youth and young adult multicultural literature will be presented beginning in ‘2010</li></li></ul><li>Book Summaries<br />Zeely<br />M.C. Higgins the Great<br />The People Could Fly<br />The House of Dies Drear<br />Discussion Guide to Novels of Virginia Hamilton Scholastic<br />
Virginia Hamilton Interview <br />Virginia Hamilton Interview<br />By Virginia to Scholastic readers<br />http://www.virginiahamilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/jaime-and-virginia1-150x150.jpg<br />http://www.virginiahamilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/family-150x150.jpg<br />
References: <br />http://scottfamily.blogs.com/scott_family_blog/images/2007/03/21/hamilton_virginia_lg.jpg<br />Sagert, Kelly Boyer. Virginia Hamilton: Keeper of the Words. Ohio Writer (March/April 1998): 1-3<br />Hamilton, Virginia. Looking for America. School Library Journal (May 1999): 28-32<br />Mikkelsen, Nina. Discussion Guide to the Novels of Virginia Hamilton, (1999)<br />
http://www.virginiahamilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/young-virginia.gif<br />http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/images/j1_topleft.gif<br />Hamilton, V. (1974). Virginia Hamilton reads Zeely. New York: Caedmon.<br />Hamilton, V., & Shimin, S. (1967). Zeely. New York: Macmillan.<br />http://www.virginiahamilton.com/virginia-hamilton-books/zeely/<br />http://aalbc.com/authors/images/virgin2.jpg<br />http://www.teachingbooks.net/crc.cgi?id=1<br />TeachingBooks.net | Coretta Scott King Book Award Curriculum Resource Center http://www.teachingbooks.net/crc.cgi<br />Norton, D. (2009) Multicultural Childrens Literature Through the Eyes of Many Children 3rd Edition. Pearson Education Incorporated. 40-42.<br />References continued:<br />
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.