Library:ADCLP/The people could fly : American Black folktales

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The people could fly : American Black folktales / told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.


Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.


African Americans, African-American., Folklore. Tales, United States.Folklore

Reading Levels

Ages 3 - 8 / Kindergarten - Grade 3


  • Coretta Scott King Author Award, 1986
  • Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award (honor), 1986

Publication History