Virginia Hamilton's Life and Legacy

Virginia Hamilton: America's Storyteller Wright Library will shine a spotlight on one of the authors featured in the Telling a People’s Story exhibit, Virginia Hamilton.

One of the most important and most celebrated authors of children’s literature, Hamilton was also a local author, having lived most of her life in Yellow Springs.  Julie Rubini, author of Virginia Hamilton:  America’s Storyteller, will tell the story of how Hamilton became a writer, the barriers she had to overcome, and the importance of her work.

Julie K. Rubini is a children’s book author, co-founder of Claire’s Day, literacy advocate, wife and mom. Virginia Hamilton:  America’s Storyteller, part of the Biographies for Young Readers series (Ohio University Press), received a starred review in Kirkus, and is listed in the Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books 2018, with outstanding merit and was an Ohioana finalist.  Books & Co. will be at the event to sell Julie's books, which she will be available to sign.

Ms. Rubini’s visit is made possible by a generous grant from the Wright Library Foundation.
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