The People Could Fly

Author(s) Virginia Hamilton
Illustrator(s) Leo DillonDiane Dillon
Age Group 8-12
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN 978-0375824050
Year 2004

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.