Today (February 19), marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Virginia Hamilton, one of the most distinguished authors of children’s literature. Hamilton wrote and published forty-one books and was awarded nearly every award in the field, including the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award.
Open Road Integrated Media is pleased to announce the release of the ebook Bluish by renowned children’s book author Virginia Hamilton. In this story, ten-year-old Natalie is different from the other kids at her New York City magnet school: She is often absent, wears a knit cap, and uses a wheelchair. Her classmates have nicknamed her “Bluish” because her pale skin is tinted blue from chemotherapy. Hamilton delivers a lesson of compassion and demonstrates the power of friendship to overcome even the most trying of situations.
In her lifetime, Hamilton wrote and published forty-one books in multiple genres, from folktales to science fiction, winning every major award in youth literature during her career. While writing this novel about a young girl’s challenges with her illness, Hamilton herself was battling breast cancer. Ten years after the author’s death, Open Road proudly continues to share her legacy with new generations of young readers.
Want to win a copy of Bluish? Just leave me a comment in this blog spot stating so (contact info appreciated as well) and I will enter you into a random draw for it. Giveaway ends Feb 22nd.