October 01, 1984
4.2 X 0.9 X 6.9 inches | 0.3 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound
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About the Author
The recipient of nearly every major award and honor in her field, including the 1992 Hans Christian Andersen Award, Virgina Hamilton was the first African American woman to be awarded the Newbery Medal, for M.C. Higgins, the Great. Renowned as a storyteller, anthologist, and lecturer as well as a novelist, Ms. Hamilton makes her home in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Eros Keith has illustrated books for children and young adults including The Slave Dancer and the The House of Dies Drear.