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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Whisper1 - LibraryThing
Powerful, incredible, poignant and emotional, this is a book to own and read often. There is no softness in the portrayal of black slaves slashed, degraded and tired, oh so tired. There is hope in an ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wichitafriendsschool - LibraryThing
Newbery Medalist Virginia Hamilton tells 24 stories that kept her ancestors' culture alive during slavery, from spirited animal trickster tales and robust tall tales to spine-chilling tales of the supernatural and moving narratives of slaves in search of freedom. Read full review