The Planet of Junior Brown (Newbery Honor)

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The Planet of Junior Brown (Newbery Honor)

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Hamilton, Virginia. NY: Macmillan, 1971. 8vo. First edition. Light blue cloth stamped in black. Dust jacket.

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There are few authors who have changed the face of children's literature (or been more recognized for it) than Virginia Hamilton. One of the first creators of significant African-American characters in young adult books, Hamilton's career included receiving the Newbery Medal for M.C. Higgins, the Great in 1975, a MacArthur "Genius" grant, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her body of work, the National Book Award, and a Newbery Honor for The Planet of Junior Brown in 1972. Junior Brown is a 300 pound junior high school student, who...with his only friend, Buddy Clark...skips school for an entire semester and hides out in secret cellar room where the school custodian has created a model of the solar system. A first edition in Fine condition in a Fine dust jacket.