Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Folktale Anthology

Virginia Hamilton, The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales, Leo and Diane Dillon, Alfred A. Knopf, 1985

Source: Coretta Scott King Medal 1986

Age Range: 8 and up

Quality: Great introduction dealing with slavery. After each story there is an explanation of the source and a bibliography of other versions. Great black and white drawings.

Potential Use: story time, free voluntary reading, curriculum support

Child Appeal: for older children since some deal with brutality of slavery, but animal stories will appeal to all ages.

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