The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales (Hardcover)

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By Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Phd Dillon (Illustrator), James Earl Jones (Narrator)
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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. Twelve of these tales are on the 78-minute CD, including the hauntingly beautiful title story, "The People Could Fly." Booklist praised the recording as "an outstanding and most welcome production that both complements and extends the original work."

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"A highly significant collection"
                --The Horn Book Magazine, Starred

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375804717
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 10th, 2000
Pages: 192