The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales told by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated bt Leo & Diane Dillon

By: Virginia Hamilton

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"Folktales take us back to the very beginnings of people's lives, to their hopes and their defeats. American black folktales originated with peoples, most of whom long ago were brought from Africa to this country against their will...….But the hearts and minds of the black people who formed them, expanded them, and passed them on to us were full of love and hope." from the introduction


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"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up."--(starred) School Library Journal.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards text Exemplar (Grade 6-8, Stories) in Appendix B.

Title: The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales told by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated bt Leo & Diane Dillon

Author Name: Virginia Hamilton

Illustrator: Leo & Diane Dillon

Categories: Folklore, Civil Rights, Authors from Yellow Springs and the surrounding area,

Publisher: Random House:

ISBN Number: 0679843361

ISBN Number 13: 9780679843368

Binding: paperback

Book Condition: new

Seller ID: 201

Keywords: Black Folktales,