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Writers Against Racism: Virginia Hamilton’s Love Story With Literature – Part 1

There’s an old saying, When the student is ready, the teacher appears. Thank you, teacher, Arnold Adoff!
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And when I was a toddler trying to break out of diapers – the cloth kindVirginia Hamilton was carrying the W.A.R. torch. And until recently, I had NO idea how much she contributed to the literary community! Why didn’t I know of her accomplishments? Why is she buried in my history? Were my eyes closed, or was my schooling lacking? 

I mean, in school, we were expected to read The House of Dies Drear, but we were never taught about the author. Should we (I) have been? That said, I am going to take my time in explaining how she, Virginia Hamilton came into my life, and why the tears I cried today peeled away another layer of learning for me.  

Virginia Hamilton – Part 1

If you’re new to Facebook (shame on you), here’s what a thread looks like. I’ve never posted one in the past because FB tends to be its own world. So in an effort to bridge our two worlds together, I thought how great it would be to share with you an upcoming special series of postings. Yes – THE Virginia Hamilton’s, husband, Arnold Adoff, sent me a book to review about his late wife’s WRITINGS, ESSAYS, & CONVERSATIONS. And if you didn’t already know, Hamilton was/is famous for her classic works: M.C. Higgins, the Great; Zeely; The People Could Fly, and many more award winning novels. 

This series begins with a recent Facebook thread.

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My status update: 

Amy Bodden Bowllan
is honored to be reviewing VIRGINIA HAMILTON SPEECHES, ESSAYS & CONVERSATIONS Edited by Arnold Adoff and Kacy Cook. What a maverick she was.

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Joseph E. Parker

Can I read it?

Tue at 1:30pm ·

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Amy Bodden Bowllan

It’s release is Feb 2010 and it’s great!

Tue at 1:39pm ·

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Philip Jones

OK Amy School is in! Who is this lady and where on the www do I go to find out about her. Your middle aged approaching senior citizenship status student Philip-LOL

Tue at 4:20pm ·

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Amy Bodden Bowllan

Put her name in Google, Phil. icon smile Writers Against Racism: Virginia Hamiltons Love Story With Literature   Part 1

Tue at 4:40pm

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Arnold Adoff

i am honored to have you involved in getting this collection out to this "combined" generation of fb readers and thinkers….all best thanks: arnold

Tue at 6:46pm ·

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Amy Bodden Bowllan

Arnold, I am enjoying Virginia, and will include her work in an upcoming conference for librarians this summer. I only hope that schools will incorporate these fine pieces of writings into a global curriculum. Thank YOU!

Tue at 6:59pm ·

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Arnold Adoff

thanks for your energy and commitment….and here is some "advance" news: on january 18th the coretta scott king/ala committee will announce the first recipient of the virginia hamilton lifetime achievement award…from their midwinter meeting….
and:
for all those interested: just up live: a newly revised extensive web site: virginiahamilton.com

thanks: arnold

Tue at 7:31pm ·

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Amy Bodden Bowllan

Is this okay to post to my blog, Arnold? Do let me know and I am happy to spread the good news. icon smile Writers Against Racism: Virginia Hamiltons Love Story With Literature   Part 1

Tue at 8:32pm ·

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Margaret Seiler

Love Virginia Hamilton!

Tue at 9:01pm ·

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Amy Bodden Bowllan

She’s a treasure, Margaret! I want schools to learn about "HER" the person, and understand her writings…what a gift her husband, Mr. Adoff bestowed on me.

Tue at 9:05pm ·

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Philip Jones

Thanks for the link Amy!!

Tue at 9:51pm ·

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Arnold Adoff

dear amy: great thanks for all of your positive energies…and vision///of course feel free to post all of your thoughts and "directions" for your many friends….and beyond….///we are all working together to get these important words out "in a global manner…." as the book readies for its february 10th publication….
this web world is so new to me after 40+ years of print and paper publications….and you are one of my valued "guides" and stay well and warm: arnold

Wed at 10:01am ·

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Amy Bodden Bowllan

Arnold, you are most gracious! Thank you. I would LOVE to interview YOU, too, if you are interested? If you’re in an on camera feature for my blog–just a thought icon smile Writers Against Racism: Virginia Hamiltons Love Story With Literature   Part 1


Comments

  1. B herrera says:

    Nice to see Virginia Hamilton on your blog. I have enjoyed her writing and will look for this selection.

  2. George Edward Stanley says:

    Amy, I think your comment, “I had NO idea,” applies to all of us. Since the beginning of the W.A.R. movement on your incredible blog, each time I read an entry, I think, I HAD NO IDEA! If WE had no idea, can you only imagine what the rest of the country must be thinking.

  3. Rasco from RIF says:

    Like George Edward Stanley above, I too read your W.A.R. entries and most of the time say “I had NO idea” and this is one of those. I look forward to this collection. Is the summer event you discuss the diversity in libraries conf. at Princeton? If so, I’ll let the RIF team attending know to look for you!

  4. Amy Bowllan says:

    B and George…Thank you for being the stallworths in the movement. Your support has been THE MOVEMENT. George, YOU started this. Let’s not forget this.
    Rasco from RIF – I will be presenting at Princeton this summer and would love to touch base with you there. :) Thanks so much!

  5. Amy Bowllan says:

    B and George…Thank you for being the stallworths in the movement. Your support has been THE MOVEMENT. George, YOU started this. Let’s not forget this.
    Rasco from RIF – I will be presenting at Princeton this summer and would love to touch base with you there. :) Thanks so much!