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- DescriptionFor use in schools and libraries only. An anthology of African-American folktales encompasses stories of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.
- Author BiographyVIRGINIA HAMILTON, the first black person to win a Newbery Medal and the first children's book author to be awarded a MacArthur genius grant, won the Coretta Scott King Award for The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales. In her lifetime, Virginia wrote and published 41 books in multiple genres that spanned picture books and folktales, mysteries and science fiction, realistic novels and biography. Woven into her books is a deep concern with memory, tradition, and generational legacy, especially as they helped define the lives of African Americans. Virginia described her work as Liberation Literature. She won every major award in youth literature. LEO and DIANE DILLON, recepients of two Caldecott Medals, have illustrated five books by Virginia Hamilton, including the original black-and-white illustrations in The People Could Fly collection, Many Thousand Gone, and Her Stories.
- Author(s)Virginia Hamilton
- PublisherTurtleback Books
- Date of Publication06/01/2015
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTurtleback Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight399 g
- Width226 mm
- Height297 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Format DetailsPicture book,Library binding,Cloth over boards
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