The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales (Paperback)

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    Virginia Hamilton, storyteller, lecturer, and biographer, was born and raised in Yellow Springs, OH, which is said to be a station on the Underground Railroad. Her grandfather settled in the village after escaping slavery in Virginia. She was educated at Antioch College and Ohio State University and did further study in literature and the novel at the New School for Social Research. Virginia was the first African American woman to win the Newbery Award, for M.C. Higgins the Great. Since then, she has won three Newbery Honors and three Coretta Scott King Awards. In 1992, Virginia was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, which is presented every two years by the International Board on Books for Young People, in recognition of her entire body of work. Virginia writes first for the pleasure of using words and language to evoke characters and their world, and in historical accounts such as Anthony Burns, the lives of real people. Secondly, Hamilton writes to entertain, to inspire in people the desire to read on and on good books made especially for them.
    "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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    ISBN 9780679843368
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / General
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 4-6 Ages 9-11
    Format Paperback
    Pages 192
    Publisher Date 1993-01-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
    Copyright Year 1985
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 8.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 1.2 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle American Black Folktales
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Hamilton, Virginia
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