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The People Could Fly American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton

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Published by Scholastic .
Written in English


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Number of Pages172
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Open LibraryOL7541702M
ISBN 100590482114
ISBN 109780590482110

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hey say the people could fly. Say that long ago in Africa, some of the people knew magic. And they would walk up on the air like climbin’ up on a gate. And they flew like blackbirds over the fields. Black, shiny wings flappin’ against the blue up there. Then, many of the people were captured for Slavery. The ones that could fly shed their File Size: KB. VIRGINIA HAMILTON, the first black person to win a Newbery Medal and the first children's book author to be awarded a MacArthur genius grant, won the Coretta Scott King Award for The People Could Fly: American Black her lifetime, Virginia wrote and published 41 books in multiple genres that spanned picture books and folktales, mysteries and science fiction, /5(47). The People Could Fly: The Picture Book (New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards)) [Hamilton, Virginia, Dillon, Leo, Dillon Ph.D., Diane] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The People Could Fly: The Picture Book (New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books (Awards))/5(47). The People Could Fly Summary. Before being captured into slavery, many African people could fly. At some point, however, they lost their wings and forgot about their secret powers. We open on a young woman named Sarah. Sarah is working in the fields with her baby on her back, exhausted and emotionally beaten down.

  There was a time long ago in Africa when the people could fly. They flew like blackbirds up above with their wings shining against the blue sky. When these people were captured into slavery they forgot that they could fly. They shed their wings on the long boats to America. As slaves the people lived in misery, they got sick on the waves of the.   Virginia Hamilton, the first Black to win a Newbery Medal and the first children’s book author to be awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant, won the Coretta Scott King Award for The People Could Fly: American Black died in at the age of Leo and Diane Dillon, recepients of two Caldecott Medals, have illustrated five books by Virginia Hamilton, /5(14).   The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton tells the folktale of a people who had wings and the opportunity to escape slavery through magic. Category Education. The People Could Flyÿÿ Hamilton, Virginia. “The People Could Fly.” e People Could Fly: American Black. Th Folktales. New York: Knopf Books for Young Readers, () They say the people could fly. Say that long ago in Africa, some of the people knew magic. And. they would walk up on the air like climbin’ up on a gate.

THE PEOPLE COULD FLY: The Picture Book Virginia Hamilton, Author, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. Knopf $ (32p) ISBN   The People Could Fly: The Picture Book by Virginia Hamilton in EPUB, RTF, TXT download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader! All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(K). "The People Could Fly" portrays some truly harrowing stuff. We see enslaved people getting beaten after collapsing from the heat; we see old men threatened with death; we even see a young woman and her baby get flat-out attacked by some really nasty guys. Even at the darkest moments, however, there's hope. "THE PEOPLE COULD FLY," the title story in Virginia Hamilton's prize-winning American Black folktale collection, is a fantasy tale of the slaves who possessed the ancient magic words that enabled them to literally fly away to freedom.