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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales by Virginia Hamilton - Hardcover - 1985 - from Hizbooks and

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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

by Virginia Hamilton

Condition: Good - Used /Missing

Knopf Books for Young Readers. 1985. Library Binding. 0394969251 . Good - Used. 1985 x-library in good condition .Even though the DJ is missing, the boards are relatively unworn and the text is very clean and new- looking. few library stamps, but no pockets or mylar with the usual stamps, etc.spine is tight and square; book boards have a very slight outward turn, and un- noticeable. 2" ink mark on top cover corner. Unusual African American book. careful packing, good service, prompt shipping. . /.

Virginia Hamilton, storyteller, lecturer, and biographer, was born and raised in Yellow Springs, OH, which is said to be a station on the Underground Railroad.  Her grandfather settled in the village after escaping slavery in Virginia. She was educated at Antioch College and Ohio State University and did further study in literature and the novel at the New School for Social Research. Virginia was the first African American woman to win the Newbery Award, for M.C. Higgins the Great.  Since then, she has won three Newbery Honors and three Coretta Scott King Awards.  In 1992, Virginia was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, which is presented every two years by the International Board on Books for Young People, in recognition of her entire body of work. Virginia writes first for the pleasure of using words and language to evoke characters and their world, and in historical accounts such as Anthony Burns, the lives of real people.  Secondly, Hamilton writes to entertain, to inspire in people the desire to read on and on good books made especially for them.   From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Bookseller: Hizbooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 527
  • Title: The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales
  • Author: Virginia Hamilton
  • Format/binding: Library Binding
  • Book condition: Good - Used
  • Jacket condition: Missing
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0394969251
  • ISBN 13: 9780394969251
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Place: New York, Ny, U.s.a.
  • Date published: 1985
  • Pages: 192


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