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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sandra Belton  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1939 in Bluefield, West Virginia


-- Website -- http://www.sandrabelton.com
-- Sandra Belton on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=sandra+belton

E-Mail: -- contact@SandraBelton.com


Illinois Connection

Sandra lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

When Sandra Belton grew up in what was then a segregated Beckley, she and her friends packed the library on Saturdays because it was one of the few places black kids were treated equal to whites. Much as she loved the library, she missed seeing books about black kids books she now writes to solid national reviews.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

A cowboy named Ernestine
ISBN: 0803721528. OCLC Number: 44268004

Dial Books for Young Readers,. .

Ernestine O'Reilly comes from Ireland to Texas as a mail-order bride, but when she meets the man she is supposed to marry, she ends up deciding to be a cowboy instead.

Beauty, her basket /
ISBN: 0688178219. OCLC Number: 51764585

Greenwillow Books/Amistad,. .

While visiting her grandmother in the Sea Islands, a young girl hears about her African heritage and learns to weave a sea grass basket.

Ernestine & Amanda /
ISBN: 068980847X. OCLC Number: 34409949

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

Although they do not like each other at first, two girls who take piano lessons from the same teacher, share friendship with twin sisters, and have their own personal problems each gradually find their feelings about the other changing.

From Miss Ida's porch
ISBN: 0689818025. OCLC Number: 38237357

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In the evening the residents of Church Street gather on Miss Ida's porch to share memories and hear stories about events in the past, events significant to them as black people.

May'naise sandwiches & sunshine tea /
ISBN: 0027090353. OCLC Number: 29705583

Four Winds Press ;. .

Big Mama reminisces with her grandchild about a childhood experience that helped inspire her to be the first member of her family to attend college.

McKendree
ISBN: 9781506178066. OCLC Number: 946535758

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In 1948, while spending the summer with her aunt in West Virginia to find her family roots, Tilara begins visiting the colored old folks' home called McKendree, makes new friends, and learns to love herself.

McKendree /
ISBN: 0688159508. OCLC Number: 41156406

Greenwillow Books,. .

In 1948, while spending the summer with her aunt in West Virginia to find her family roots, Tilara begins visiting the "colored" old folks' home called McKendree, makes new friends, and learns to love herself.

Store bought baby /
ISBN: 0060850868. OCLC Number: 61278412

Greenwillow Books,. .

The death of Leah's beloved older brother, and her parents' reactions to the tragedy, raise questions for Leah about the meaning of family and about her place in her own.

Summer Camp
ISBN: 0613088476. OCLC Number: 39493283

Aladdin. .

The tallest tree /
ISBN: 0060527498. OCLC Number: 154308747

Amistad/Greenwillow Books,. .

When a group of young African-American children learn about Paul Robeson from one of the neighborhood "elders," they decide to reclaim the town theater in order to celebrate Robeson's life.