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Vendor: Open Road Media Teen & Tween
Publication Date: 2011
In Virginia Hamiltons Edgar Awardwinning novel, teenager Thomas Small and his family must uncover the haunting historical legacy of their Civil Warera house
Virginia Hamilton (19342002) was the author of over forty books for children, young adults, and their older allies. Throughout a career that spanned four decades, Hamilton earned numerous accolades for her work, including nearly every major award available to writers of youth literature. In 1974, M.C. Higgins, the Great earned Hamilton the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal (which she was the first African-American author to receive), and the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award, three of the fields most prestigious awards. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition bestowed on a writer of books for young readers, in 1992, and in 1995 became the first childrens book author to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, or "Genius Award." She was also the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award.
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