• The People Could Fly

  • American Black Folktales
  • By: Virginia Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Andrew Barnes
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-01-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 2 out of 5 stars 2.0 (1 rating)

Summary

Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), a giant in the world of children's literature, was the first African-American woman to win a Newbery Medal and the first children's book author to be awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. In her prize-winning anthology of American Black folktales, The People Could Fly, Hamilton has gathered and retold a collection of stories that teach us much, move us deeply, and make us laugh out loud. Savor this bridge to both the past and the future of a people and a nation as you hear these timeless tales brilliantly performed by Andrew Barnes.
©1985 Virginia Hamilton (P)2005 Audio Bookshelf
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on 28-11-16

it's ok

Not all stories from the book are available, Especially the BEST ONES!! like Tailypo, and Raw Head Bloody Bones lol and a few others

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ann on 21-02-08

Fly Indeed

I liked the book cover so I bought this book for a young lady. I started to browse to make sure it was appropriate for her and the book caught me and I found myself reading it from cover to cover. Excellent!

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