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Darwin McBeth Walton

Born: 1926 in Charlotte, North Carolina
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Walton lives in Lombard, Illinois.

Biography: Darwin 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.


Awards:
    "What Color Are You?" Landmark Book by the Chicago Historical Society "Dance, Kayla!", Best Book of the Year by Banks Street College

Primary Audience(s): Children; Children; Young adult readers

Email: JDMWALTON@aol.com
Darwin McBeth Walton on History Makers : http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/darwin-mcbeth-walton-41
Website: http://www.darwinmwalton.com/index.html
Darwin McBeth Walton on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=darwin+mcbeth+walton


Selected Titles

Dance, Kayla!
ISBN: 1418429635 OCLC: 166914104

Author House, Bloomington, IN : ©2004.

Brown-skinned, green-eyed Kayla uses her dancing to help deal with her plight when her grandmother's death and the continued absence of her dancer father cause her to leave her farm and live in Chicago with relatives.

Dance, Kayla! /
ISBN: 0807514535 OCLC: 37361667

Albert Whitman, Morton Grove, IL : 1998.

Brown-skinned, green-eyed Kayla uses her dancing to help deal with her plight when her grandmother's death and the continued absence of her dancer father cause her to leave her farm and live in Chicago with relatives.

Kwanzaa /
ISBN: 0817255613 OCLC: 38468432

Raintree Steck-Vaughn, Austin, Tex. : ©1999.

Discusses the origins and symbols of Kwanzaa, the holiday that focuses on African American history, culture, and experiences, and offers suggestions for ways to celebrate this holiday.

What color are you?
ISBN: 0874850452 OCLC: 868951

Johnson Pub. Co. Chicago, [1973]

Describes the purpose of skin and the cause of various skin colors. Discusses the fact that skin color has no effect on basic human needs and feelings.

 

 

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