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 - AmandaLK - LibraryThing
This is an awesome folktale based on African-American legend. It's about a tribe in Africa that could fly that got sold into slavery and lost their wings, but the old sorcerer gave them their wings ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
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