The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

Hardcover, 192 pages

Published October 10th 2000 by Knopf Books for Young Readers


In this exclusive 15th anniversary edition, Hamilton tells 24 American Black folktales that kept her ancestor's culture alive during the days of slavery. This edition comes with an audio CD with 12 of these stories narrated by noted actor James Earl Jones. Full-color illustrations.


About the author(Virginia Hamilton)

Virginia Esther Hamilton was the author of forty-one works of fiction and nonfiction. She was the first Black writer awarded the Newbery Medal and the first children’s writer to be named a MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius” grant). She also received the National Book Award and the Hans Christian Anderse......more

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