Individual Author Record
Name: Darwin McBeth WaltonPen Name: None Genre: C:CHILD C:CHILD C:YA Born: 1926 in Charlotte, North Carolina Sites:
Illinois ConnectionWalton lives in Lombard, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationDarwin McBeth Walton grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended Johnson C. Smith University, The Chicago Conservatory of Music, then, in 1973 earned her Master Degree from National-Louis University in Chicago. That same year her first book, "What Color Are You?" was published. It was named a landmark book by the Chicago Historical Society. "Dance, Kayla!", Walton's first middle-grade novel, was named a best book of the year by Banks Street College. Walton brings music and twenty years of public school teaching to her reading and writing audience.Walton is a participant in the "Author in the Schools" and the "Open Book" after school programs in the Chicago inner-city, she is a frequent visitor to classrooms and libraries throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area.
*''What Color Are You? (An Ebony Junior Book)'', Johnson Pub., 1974*''Dance, Kayla'', Raintree/Steck Vaughn, 1998*''Kwanzaa (World of Holidays)'', Raintree/Steck Vaughn, 1999