Scott O'Dell (1898-1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.
Reviews - What do customers think about No me llamo Angelica/ My Name Is Not Angelica?
A Good Read May 19, 2003
I have read three books by Scott O'dell and he's very good, if not great. I read this book when i was still in elementary school. My Name is not Angelica is about a young African girl taken away from her home and is sold into slavery once in the pre- Civil War South. It has been a long time since I have last read it. It is basically a story about one young African woman coping with being made into a slave. At the time it had been a real eye opener for me as a young girl. It is an opposite of Gone With the Wind. The one thing that I hadn't liked about it was that it was too short for me. I highly recommend this book to both young and old. There is also her betroved, a young African prince of his tribe that is sold to the same plantation/slave owner. It is a really touching story. Not at all sugar- coated. That's what I liked about the book most. Scott O'dell didn't really spare his readers the pain and suffering that his characters had to deal with. A very touching, historical novel about the ugliness of the Old South.