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The People Could Fly

By: Virginia Hamilton
illustrated by: Leo and Diane Dillon
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679843368
1993-01-04 - $13.00

"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.