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Virginia Hamilton Books In Order

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Publication Order of Cousins Books

Cousins (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Cousins (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dies Drear Chronicles Books

The House of Dies Drear (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of Drear House (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Justice and Her Brothers Books

Justice and Her Brothers (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dustland (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gathering (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Zeely (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Planet of Junior Brown (With: Jerry Pinkney) (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
M.C. Higgins, the Great (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arilla Sun Down (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jahdu (With: Jerry Pinkney) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Willie Bea and the Time the Martians Landed (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Little Love (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Junius Over Far (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A White Romance (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bells of Christmas (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drylongso (With: Jerry Pinkney) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plain City (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jaguarundi (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bluish (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Spun Gold (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Pieces (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wee Winnie Witch's Skinny (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The People Could Fly (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

The Time-Ago Tales of Jahdu (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time-Ago Lost: More Tales of Jahdu (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Beginning (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Way (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The All Jahdu Storybook (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Stories (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Birds Could Talk And Bats Could Sing (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ring Of Tricksters (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
African American Folktales (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Paul Robeson (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
W. E. B. Du Bois: A Biography (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthony Burns (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Many Thousand Gone (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Speeches, Essays, And Conversations (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Harper Trophy Books

Hurry Home, Candy (By: Meindert DeJong) (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadrach (By: Meindert DeJong) (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Witch (By: Anna Elizabeth Bennett) (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Along Came a Dog (By: Meindert DeJong) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grizzly (By: Gilbert Riswold) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Noonday Friends (By: Mary Stolz) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seventeenth-Street Gang (By: Emily Cheney Neville) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunted Mountain (By: Mollie Hunter) (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Park Book (By: Charlotte Zolotow) (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sign Of The Chrysanthemum (By: Katherine Paterson) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Billion for Boris (By: Edward Gorey,Mary Rodgers) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Stranger Came Ashore (By: Mollie Hunter) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked One (By: Mollie Hunter) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Runaway to Freedom (By: Barbara Smucker) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poem stew (By: William Cole) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Switch (By: Mary Rodgers) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desdemona-Twelve Going on Desperate (By: Beverly Keller) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hey World, Here I Am! (By: Jean Little) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Two-Thousand-Pound Goldfish (By: Betsy Byars) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stonewords (By: Pam Conrad) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crush (By: Ellen Conford) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Night, Maman (By: Norma Fox Mazer) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pilot Down, Presumed Dead (By: Marjorie Phleger) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Land I Lost (By: Huynh Quang Nhuong) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Will Spring Be Early? Or Will Spring Be Late? (By: Crockett Johnson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jerry Pinkney as Illustrator Books

Tales from Africa (By: Jerry Pinkney,Lila Green) (0)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ugly Duckling (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1843)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Match Girl (By: Hans Christian Andersen,Jerry Pinkney) (1845)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1894)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Education of Henry Adams (By: Jerry Pinkney,Henry Adams) (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Early Autumn (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flowering of New England (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lolita (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit, Run (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney,Joyce Cooper Arkhurst) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year Around Book (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This is Music for Kindergarten and Nursery School (By: Jerry Pinkney,Adeline McCall) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Traveling Frog (By: Jerry Pinkney,V. M. Garshin) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Book of Shapes & Sizes (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beautiful Blue Jay, and other Tales of India (By: Jerry Pinkney,John W. Spellman) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Even Tiny Ants Must Sleep (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clock Museum (By: Jerry Pinkney,Ken. Sobol) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Folktales and Fairytales of Africa (By: Jerry Pinkney,Lila Green) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shoes, Pennies, and Rockets (By: Jerry Pinkney,Ralph Alan Dale) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kostas the Rooster (By: Jerry Pinkney,Traudl) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twin Witches of Fingle Fu (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juano and the Wonderful Fresh Fish. (By: Jerry Pinkney,Thelma. Shaw) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Babushka and the Pig (By: Jerry Pinkney,Ann Trofimuk) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Porcupine and the Tiger (By: Jerry Pinkney,Fern Powell) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cora Annett's Homerhenry (By: Jerry Pinkney,Cora Annett) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King's Ditch (By: Jerry Pinkney,Francine Jacobs) (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Planet of Junior Brown (With: Jerry Pinkney) (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Femi and Old Grandaddie (By: Jerry Pinkney,Adjai Robinson) (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
JD (By: Jerry Pinkney,Mari Evans) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kasho and the Twin Flutes. (By: Jerry Pinkney,Adjai Robinson) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince Littlefoot (By: Jerry Pinkney,Berniece Freschet) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mickey and Minny (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Minu (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roots of Time (By: Jerry Pinkney,Margo Jefferson,Elliott P. Skinner) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Song of the Trees (By: Jerry Pinkney,Mildred D. Taylor) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wuthering Heights (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (By: Jerry Pinkney,Mildred D. Taylor) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yagua Days (By: Jerry Pinkney,Cruz Martel) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Winthrop Covenant (By: Jerry Pinkney,Louis Auchincloss) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gulliver's Travels (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected plays (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ji-Nongo-Nongo Means Riddles (By: Jerry Pinkney,Verna Aardema) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
History of Tom Jones a Founding (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir (By: Jerry Pinkney,Eloise Greenfield,Lessie Jones Little) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tonweya and the Eagles (By: Jerry Pinkney,Rosebud Yellow Robe) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
These Thirteen (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney,Joyce Cooper Arkhurst) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Count on Your Fingers African Style (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Covenant (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jahdu (With: Jerry Pinkney) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit Redux (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Myths of Ancient Greece (By: Jerry Pinkney,William A. Wise) (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apples On A Stick (By: Jerry Pinkney,Barbara Michels,Bettye White) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Patchwork Quilt (By: Jerry Pinkney,Valerie Flournoy) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Half a Moon and One Whole Star (By: Jerry Pinkney,Crescent Dragonwagon) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Wild Sunflower Child Anna (By: Jerry Pinkney,Nancy White Carlstrom) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pop-Up: Strange Animals of the Sea (By: National Geographic Society,Jerry Pinkney,Jane Heath Buxton) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirandy and Brother Wind (By: Jerry Pinkney,Patricia McKissack) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Lion of Zion Street (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julia Fields) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Tales of Uncle Remus (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit Makes a Monkey of Lion (By: Jerry Pinkney,Verna Aardema) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talking Eggs (By: Jerry Pinkney,Robert D. San Souci) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turtle in July (By: Jerry Pinkney,Marilyn Singer) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Place (By: Jerry Pinkney,Crescent Dragonwagon) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pretend You're a Cat (By: Jerry Pinkney,Jean Marzollo) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In for Winter, Out for Spring (By: Jerry Pinkney,Arnold Adoff) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Kept His Heart in a Bucket (By: Jerry Pinkney,Sonia Levitin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Their Eyes Were Watching God (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
David's Songs (By: Jerry Pinkney,Colin Eisler) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back Home (By: Jerry Pinkney,Gloria Jean Pinkney) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drylongso (With: Jerry Pinkney) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Starlit Somersault Downhill (By: Jerry Pinkney,Nancy Willard) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Want to Be (By: Jerry Pinkney,Thylias Moss) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Shoes for Silvia (By: Jerry Pinkney,Johanna Hurwitz) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sunday Outing (By: Jerry Pinkney,Gloria Jean Pinkney) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Henry (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jungle Book (By: Jerry Pinkney) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tanya's Reunion (By: Jerry Pinkney,Valerie Flournoy) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (By: Jerry Pinkney,Alan Schroeder) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sam and the Tigers (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hired Hand (By: Jerry Pinkney,Robert D. San Souci) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Cowboy, Wild Horses (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journeys with Elijah (By: Jerry Pinkney,Barbara Diamond Goldin) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aesop's Fables (By: Jerry Pinkney) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Albidaro and the Mischievous Dream (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goin' Someplace Special (By: Jerry Pinkney,Patricia McKissack) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Noah's Ark (By: Jerry Pinkney) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nightingale (By: Jerry Pinkney) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Bless the Child (By: Jerry Pinkney,Billie Holiday,Arthur Herzog III) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Old African (By: Jerry Pinkney,Julius Lester) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Music from Our Lord's Holy Heaven Book and CD (By: Jerry Pinkney,Brian Pinkney,Myles C. Pinkney,Gloria Jean Pinkney) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me (By: Jerry Pinkney,Ann Grifalconi) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll (By: Jerry Pinkney,Patricia McKissack) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon Over Star (By: Jerry Pinkney,Dianna Hutts Aston) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweethearts of Rhythm (By: Jerry Pinkney,Marilyn Nelson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Starlit Snowfall (By: Jerry Pinkney,Nancy Willard) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney,Joyce Cooper Arkhurst) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Further Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales (By: Jerry Pinkney,Joyce Cooper Arkhurst) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Plain Sight (By: Jerry Pinkney,RichardJackson) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Boot (By: Jerry Pinkney) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation (By: Jerry Pinkney,Barry Wittenstein) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Home in the Barn (By: Margaret Wise Brown,Jerry Pinkney) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Billie Holiday: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Billie Holiday,Khanya Mtshali) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Mermaid (By: Jerry Pinkney) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Walk in the Woods (By: Jerry Pinkney,Nikki Grimes) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Travellers in Time: Past, Present, and to Come(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Mold(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Virginia Hamilton is a bestselling and award-winning young adult and children’s fiction author.

The author was born in 1934, just on the edge of the Great Depression. She was born to Kenneth James and Eta Belle Hamilton and spent most of her childhood in Yellow Springs Ohio, as part of a large extended family.

Her mother’s family had lived in the southwestern Ohio farmlands for years starting in the 1850s. Levi Pery her grandfather had come to the state as a child through the Underground Railroad.

As a child, her parents encouraged her to write and read widely and this is perhaps the root of her love for storytelling. Virginia managed to snag a full scholarship when she was top of her high school class and was called to attend Antioch College.

In 1956, she decided to transfer to the Columbus-based Ohio State University and studied creative writing and literature.

Upon graduating, Virginia Hamilton moved to New York City where she worked all manner of jobs. Among her odd jobs included nightclub singer, cost accountant, and museum receptionist.

But all this time she never let go of the dream of becoming a published author. Virginia would later on go to the New School for Social Research, where she studied fiction writing under one of the founders of Atheneum Press – Hiram Haydn.

It was in New York that she met Arnold Adoff the poet whom she married in 1960. Her husband was a teacher and even though they got married, she spent most of her time writing until she got her children.

In 1969, Arnold and Virginia built their home in Yellow Springs on a few acres of the old Perry Hamilton ranch and embarked on a journey of achievement and serious literary work.

During her lifetime, the author published more than forty works across different genres that included biographies, picture books, realistic novels, folktales, science fiction, and mysteries.

Woven into her novels is a deep concern for generational legacy, tradition, and memory, particularly as they defined the lives of Black Americans. Virginia Hamilton used to describe her work as Liberation Literature.

Over the years, Virginia Hamilton won many awards including the highest honor on the international level bestowed on an author of children’s fiction and illustrator in the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing.

She is also the winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the Regina Medal by the Catholic Library Association. The organization gives the award to authors who have distinguished themselves in writing children’s fiction.

Hamilton made history in 1995 when she was the first children’s fiction author to win a MacArthur Fellowship. Apart from the Newberry Medal and the National Book Award that she won in 1975, she is also the winner of the Boston Globe, Coretta Scott King, and the Edgar Allan Poe Award.

She made her last public appearance when she was awarded a lifetime achievement de Grunmmond Medal by The University of Southern Mississippi. She would continue to lecture, travel, and write while living in New York City until she died in 2002, soon after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Virginia Hamilton posthumously published three more novels after her death.

“Justice and Her Brothers” by Virginia Hamilton is the story of identical twins Levi and Thomas and their young sibling Justice. Justice is increasingly becoming aware of how different yet similar her brothers are.

She has also been growing awareness of her own powers that connect her to other people in her world. The work is something of a children’s work written for adults as the author makes very sophisticated references that he intersperses with childlike stuff.

For instance, there is a fantasy parapsychological element that is interspersed with things such as riding down treacherous hills on a bike, a snake collecting contest, and how to cope when parents are not at home because of school or work.

One of the brothers turns out to be a full-blown psychopath which is unnerving at times. You sometimes get a feeling that he may just do some terrible things He ends up doing some awful things even though that felt like a taste of things to come.

Ending on a cliffhanger it is a confusing and weird book that will make its readers look forward to reading what comes next.

Virginia Hamilton’s novel “Dustland” tells the story of Dorian, Justice, Levi, and Thomas who together are an intertime and psychic interstellar group that refers to themselves as “The Unit.”

They have to become “The Unit” if they are to traverse time and space because they would be captured by the “t-beings” if they do not. Upon landing in “Dustland,” which is a place full of dust just as its name implies, they learn that this would be earth’s future.
Wandering around, Thomas is frustrated as Justice is becoming very controlling. Justice has become a being known as “The Watcher,” who is full of some dark energy.

The children soon encounter all manner of bizarre creatures that have telepathic powers but speak American English from the 1980s.
“The Unit” is held together by their paranormal sensory powers as they seek different ways to get out of a dark and very barren world full of all manner of dangers. They are soon torn apart by jealousy and getting back to the Earth and the present becomes an even more difficult challenge.

“The Gathering” by Virginia Hamilton the siblings are back in Dustland, hoping to save their semi-human, half lion, half dog, and semi-human flying dinosaur creature Mal.

But there is dark energy interested in keeping them stuck in Duastland and Mal their telepathic friend seems to have figured this out. He now intends to help them get out of Dustland.

They finally escape and get to a nicer place known as Sona, where they are met by Celestor.

The latter is some kind of cyborg who is living in Sona with a giant creating machine that is responsible for the birth of several spaceships and machines alongside a giant computer machine that is telepathic.

The most bizarre creature is “The Watcher,” which comes from Justice but is a completely separate entity that has been living in her brain ever since she was a child.

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