Talk:Virginia Hamilton

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I'm not sure whether this is really a stub or not.Fisheromen 15:12, 8 April 2006 (UTC)

hi,i'm a student and i wanted to say that she is one of my favorite authors.what is a stub? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 17:47, 18 May 2006‎ (UTC)
A stub is like a short article, which could use elaboration. It's just sort of the beginning of a full Wikipedia article.Fisheromen 03:06, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I think that this stub needs to more than it is cause for students needing information for projects?? What do you think? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 23:07, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

It's a stub. See #Needs for basic coverage concerning needs and sources --maybe enough to go past Start directly to class C. --P64 (talk) 02:50, 11 February 2013 (UTC)


Hi, did she have any inspirations from other authors?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 01:01, 16 October 2006‎ (UTC)


hamilton was a in slavery in 1980's —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:25, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Needs for basic coverage[edit]

  • Her obituary in The New York Times has not yet been cited. I added it as one External link.
  • Hamilton won two major lifetime awards, the biennial international IBBY Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1992 and the triennial ALA Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 1995. It should be possible to find some contemporary coverage (NYT?), perhaps official citations of her achievements (IBBY and ALA?).
  • In her honor, ALA established a minor lifetime achievement award in 2010, for which I inserted a long quotation from the current official award webpage. It will be good to reduce that quotation and find contemporary ALA press release or daily newspaper (NYT?) coverage of new award.

Here's a source that will help go far beyond basic coverage in some respects:

--P64 (talk) 02:50, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Date of birth[edit]

Previously we said 1934 and 1936 inconsistently. I changed 1936 to 1934 considering the sources cited at Ext link LCCN, which differ.[1] --P64 (talk) 21:57, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

For the 1934 birthyear, LC cites her official website biography and a collection of speeches,essays,conversations. For 1936 it cites older sources 1995 Something About the Author, 1997 CIP, 2002 NYT obituary. The German national library Ext link GND also uses 1936 and de:Virginia Hamilton follows that (which prompts me to return now).
--P64 (talk) 01:34, 30 March 2014 (UTC)