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.
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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.
Review: The People Could Fly: The Picture BookUser Review - Margie - Goodreads
After reading The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd, I decided to follow the author's suggestion and re-read this African tale. Being able to fly away from their misery is an uplifting thought and ... Read full review