The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales, Volume 1
"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.
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I am so fortunate that I have never suffered enough to be able to empathize with how this story would be felt by those who have. Spectacular endpapers - I want a roll! Read full review
This book is a collection of african american folktales that describe the history of african america and the heritage of the writer Virginia Hamilton. There is also a glossary and notes that further add to the stories that are told in the book by giving more detail and history behind the story.