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2018 CSK–Virginia Hamilton Award Acceptance by Eloise Greenfield

Thank you, Deborah Taylor and members of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award Jury, for this honor. Virginia Hamilton was a writer of great power, dedicated to creating outstanding literature for children, and this award, in her name, is very special. This is going to be a speech of gratitude for the people […]

The Great Migration

After a rousing discussion, we turn to a book, set in the 1920s and 1930s with African Americans moving from the South to the cities of the North told in poetry. I love the strong, emotional poetry but it is the images that have stayed with me since I reviewed it more than a year […]