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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrea | 12/3/2010

    " Folk tales of African and perhaps Native american origins. My favorite being the title of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Aimee | 10/22/2010

    " Great folktales and pictures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sam | 6/21/2010

    " I grew up on this one as an audio tape and absolutely loved it. It's definitely something I plan to pass on to my own kids when the time comes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sasha | 3/10/2010

    " Wonderful collection of Black folktales on slavery. Every mother of color should read this collection to her child. "

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About the Author
Author Virginia Hamilton

Virginia Hamilton (1936–2002) grew up in rural Ohio among an extended family and generations of storytellers. Her grandfather, Levi Perry, was brought by his mother from Virginia slavery to Ohio via the Underground Railroad. She received nearly every award in the field of children’s literature, including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Newbery Medal, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the Coretta Scott King Award.