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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

Written by Virginia Hamilton & illustrated by Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon
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Jan 13, 1985
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8-14
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“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.

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Who Wrote The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

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Virginia Hamilton

The recipient of nearly every major award and honor in her field, including the 1992 Hans Christian Anderson Award, Virgina Hamilton was the first African-American woman to be awarded the Newbery Medal, for <i>M.C. Higgins The Great</i>. Renowned as a storyteller, anthologist and lecturer as well as a novelist, Ms. Hamilton makes her home in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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Who Illustrated The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

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Leo Dillon

Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon, a husband-and-wife team, created more than 100 book and magazine covers together as well as interior artwork. The Dillons won the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and 1977 In 1978 they were the runners-up for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award for children’s illustrators, and were the U.S. nominee again in 1996.

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Diane Dillon

Diane Dillon is known throughout the world as one of the greatest children’s talents of our time. For 58 years she collaborated with her husband, artist Leo Dillon, until his death in 2012. They are known for their multicultural books, including a significant body of African American books, which earned them a list of awards, including two Caldecott Medals, the NAACP Image Award, numerous Coretta Scott King Awards, several Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, and honorary doctorates.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780394869254
Publication Date:
January 13, 1985
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0394869257

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