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The People Could Fly: The Picture Book

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book

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Series: Multicultural Stories, Diversity & Heritage
Genres: Fiction, Picture Books
Tags: Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12, Award Winners
ASIN: 055350780X
ISBN: 055350780X

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book: Breathtaking fantasy tale of slaves who possessed ancient magic that enabled them to fly away to freedom.

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The People Could Fly: The Picture Book

Virginia Hamilton’s Coretta Scott King Honor book is the breathtaking fantasy tale of slaves who possessed ancient magic that enabled them to fly away to freedom. And it is a moving tale of those who did not have the opportunity to “fly” away, who remained slaves with only their imaginations to set them free as they told and retold this tale.

Leo and Diane Dillon’s powerful illustrations accompany Hamilton’s voice as it sings out from the pages with the soaring cadences that echo the story tellers of her childhood as the granddaughter of a fugitive slave.

Awards for The People Could Fly collection:

A Coretta Scott King Award

A Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice

A School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

A Horn Book Fanfare

An ALA Notable Book

An NCTE Teachers’ Choice

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year

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