Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays, and Conversations

Table of Contents

Introduction by Rudine Sims Bishop

Portrait of the Author as a Working Writer

Thoughts on Children’s Books, Reading, and Ethnic America

Literature, Creativity, and Imagination
Afterword: The Author Speaks

Non-White Literature as American Literature: A Proposal for Culture Democracy

Newberry Acceptance Speech: M.C. Higgins, the Great

Illusions and Reality

Mission to Moscow

Face to Face with Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov

Ah, Sweet Rememory!

Changing Woman, Working

Coretta Scott King Award Acceptance Speech: Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush

The Spirit Spins: A Writer’s Revolution

Coretta Scott King Award Acceptance Speech: The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

On Being a Black Writer in America

The Zena Sutherland Lecture
Introduction of Virginia Hamilton by Betsy Hearne
Hagi, Mose, and Drylongso

The Spirit Spins: A Writer’s Resolution

Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Acceptance Speech: Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave

Take Your Time

Address to 1990 Graduating Class of Bank Street College of Education

Regina Medal Acceptance Speech

Together: Virginia Hamilton and Arnold Adoff

Hans Christian Andersen Award Acceptance Speech

Everything of Value: Moral Realism in the Literature for Children

A Story Teller’s Story

Virginia Hamilton: Continuing the Conversation

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Acceptance Speech

Wittenberg University Distinguished Author Lecture Series


Reflections on the Illustrator’s Role: An Interview with Virginia Hamilton
Virginia Hamilton’s Illustrators

Frances Clarke Sayers Lecture

Children’s Book Festival

Letter to the editor of the Horn Book Magazine

Words After by Kacy Cook

Arnold: Late at Night in Ginny’s Office

Leigh: Rememory

Jaime: Rememory

Arnold: Into the Future

About Virginia Hamilton

Books by Virginia Hamilton: A Chronological Listing

Major Awards: An Alphabetical Listing


Celebrate Her Life