Virginia Hamilton Backlist to be Released as eBooks

the planet of junior brown

Looks like some of Virginia Hamilton’s greatest works are about to be released as eBooks. According to eBookNewser, Open Road Integrated Media has made a deal the estate of the Newbery Medal- and National Book Award-winner to release seven of her books as eBooks.

Titles will include: The House of Dies Drear; The Planet of Junior Brown; M. C. Higgins, the Great; Zeely; Cousins; and Anthony Burns. All will be released worldwide in English beginning on February 15th.

Hamilton’s husband, the poet Arnold Adoff, had this to say about the news:

“Here is an African American woman from a small town in Ohio whose life and life’s work transcended race and gender, generation and geography. Virginia embraced the development of digital technologies, moving swiftly from Olivetti to IBM to her first in a series of computers. She taught herself programming, and created a series of unique fractals. I think about our many conversations of hope and expectation, as I embrace this first series of Virginia Hamilton ebooks. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with the digital master (minds) at Open Road to help present these seven early works of hers to older friends and fans and to new generations of readers.”

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