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Websites

Official Virginia Hamilton website (biography, bibliography, & more): http://www.virginiahamilton.com
Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement: http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/virginia-hamilton-award-lifetime-achievement
 

Books

Virginia Hamilton: America's StorytellerVirginia Hamilton: America’s Storyteller by Julie Rubini (Ohio University Press, 2017)
In Virginia Hamilton, Julie K. Rubini brings us the biography of one of the most honored authors of children’s literature in the twentieth century. The most expansive biography of Hamilton published for young readers, it was vetted for accuracy by Hamilton’s husband, poet Arnold Adoff. It is the fourth installment in the Biographies for Young Readers series, which is quickly building a reputation for substantive and engaging treatments of its diverse subjects. Read more about this book on Julie Rubini's website, and read an interview with the author here (PDF).

Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays, and ConversationsVirginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays, and Conversations edited by Arnold Adoff and Kacy Cook (Blue Sky Press/Scholastic, 2010)
“This collection... helps to clarify why Virginia Hamilton was one of the premier writers of African American/American children's literature. It is a gift to anyone with an interest in American literature, but especially to the many scholars, teachers, librarians - and readers of Hamilton's books - who understand the importance of her work. For those of us who knew and admired her, this collection offers the chance to 'hear' her voice again and be reminded once more of the enormity of her talent and the richness of her legacy.” – from the Introduction by Rudine Sims Bishop

Many Faces, Many Voices: Multicultural Literary Experiences for Youth (The Virginia Hamilton Conference, edited by Anthony L. Manna and Carolyn S. Brodie)
A collection of outstanding presentations from the 1992 and prior conferences, original articles by and about leading multicultural children’s authors and artists, and resource materials.
Available via Kent State University Libraries and OhioLINK.

Art and StoryArt & Story: The Role of Illustration in Multicultural Literature for Youth (The Virginia Hamilton Conference, edited by Anthony L. Manna and Carolyn S. Brodie)
A selection of presentations drawn from the Virginia Hamilton Conference from its beginning through 1996, plus four essays by workshop presenters on the subject of illustration in children's books. Contributors include award-winning illustrators and authors, as well as specialists in children’s literature. The collection concludes with a history of the Conference.
Available via Kent State University Libraries and OhioLINK.