The People Could Fly

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Virginia Hamilton
Illustrator(s):
Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-0375824050
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

This folktale is about how a group of black slaves would cope with sadness or anger in their life. The slaves would use their magic to rise and fly away when they were subject to the cruelty of their masters.

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