The people could fly : American Black folktales / told by Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
- New York : Alfred A. Knopf : [Distributed by Random House, Inc., 1985].
xii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
- African Americans -- Folklore
Tales -- United States
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.
- He LIon, Bruh Bear, and Bruh Rabbit and Other Animal Tales
The Beautiful Girl of the Moon Tower and Other Tales of the Real, Extravagant, and Fanciful
John and the Devil's Daughter and Other Tales of the Supernatural
Carrying the Running-Aways and Other Slave Tales of Freedom.
- "This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc."
"Designed by Jane Byers Bierhorst."
Title page printed in green and black.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-178).
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copies 1 & 2 presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copies 1 & 2: dustjackets retained.
Banks Collection copy 2 has "Report Card Aerospace Experience at the Anacostia Museum with the Air and Space Museum" and bookmark laid in.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copies 1 & 2)
- Penn Chronology:
- Dillon, Leo, illustrator.
Dillon, Diane, illustrator.
Bierhorst, Jane Byers, designer.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Children's Books (University of Pennsylvania)
0394969251 (lib. bdg.) :
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