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Virginia Hamilton Books & Biography


Virginia Hamilton's books have won many awards and honors. One of these, the first book ever to win both the John Newbery Medal and the National Book Award, M.C. Higgins, the Great, was also the recipent of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. Her Sweet Whispers, Brother Rusha National Book Award Finalist, Newbery Honor Book, and Coiretta Scott King Award winner—is another towering classic of young adult literature. The Planet of Junior Brown was a Newbery Honor Book in 1971, and four of Virginia Hamilton's other books have been named Notable Children's books by the American Library Association.

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