“Everything I write comes out of Ohio.”
–Virginia Hamilton in a talk to Fairborn, Ohio teachers on February 24, 1995.
Virginia Hamilton (March 12, 1936–February 19, 2002). Children’s book author, folklorist, anthologist, biographer, born in Yellow Springs, Ohio on a family farm dating back to the 1850s. Many readers know her from her books The House of Dies Drear (1968). M.C. Higgins the Great (1974) and The People Could Fly (1985).