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People Could Fly, The: American Black Folktales

by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1985
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (3), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
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    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (2), Book Readings (2), Customizable Lessons (1)
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John Henry

by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    1-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1994
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (7), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (2), Book Readings (2), Customizable Lessons (1)
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People Could Fly, The: The Picture Book

by Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon, and Diane Dillon
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts, History
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2004
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (5), Author Personal Websites (1), Author Blogs (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (3), Meet-the-Author Movies (2)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (1), Vocabulary Lists (1), Book Readings (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Tales of Uncle Remus, The: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Readings (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Hoodoo

by Ronald L. Smith
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Tops & Bottoms

by Janet Stevens
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    1995
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (7), Book Readings (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales

by Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (6), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Thunder Rose

by Jerdine Nolen and Kadir Nelson
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    Art, English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (1), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (3), Book Readings (2), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Bayou Magic

by Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Precious and the Boo Hag

by Patricia C. McKissack, Onawumi Jean Moss, and Kyrsten Brooker
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2005
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1), In-depth Interviews (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (3), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl

by Virginia Hamilton and James Ransome
  • Grade Level:
    PK-5
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Year Published:
    2003
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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    Book Guides & Lesson Plans (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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When Birds Could Talk and Bats Could Sing

by Virginia Hamilton and Barry Moser
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Year Published:
    1996
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Sure as Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit & His Walkin' Talkin' Friends

by Alice McGill and Don Tate
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Blade So Black, A

by L.L. McKinney
  • Grade Level:
    7-12
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • Year Published:
    2018
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (4), Author Personal Websites (1)
  • Book Resources:
    Book Readings (1), Book Trailers (1), Customizable Lessons (1)
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Ring of Tricksters, A: Animal Tales from America, the West Indies and Africa

by Virginia Hamilton and Barry Moser
  • Grade Level:
    1-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (2)
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Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess, The

by Alice Randall, Caroline Randall Williams, and Shadra Strickland
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Genres:
    Fairy Tales / Folklore
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Interviews (2), Author Personal Websites (2), Author Blogs (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
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    Customizable Lessons (1)
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Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood

by Patricia C. McKissack and Brian Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    4-8
  • Curricular Areas:
    Math, Music
  • Cultural Areas:
    African American
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (1), Audio Name Pronunciations (2), In-depth Interviews (1)
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Roy Makes a Car

by Mary E. Lyons, Terry Widener, and Zora Neale Hurston
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In the Time of the Drums

by Kim L. Siegelson and Brian Pinkney
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Sukey and the Mermaid

by Robert D. San Souci and Brian Pinkney
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Wiley and the Hairy Man

by Judy Sierra and Brian Pinkney
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Annotated African American Folktales, The

by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Maria Tatar
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John Henry: An American Legend

by Ezra Jack Keats and Anne Schwartz
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Mules and Men

by Zora Neale Hurston and Miguel Covarrubias
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Little Eight John

by Jan Wahl and Wil Clay
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Hip-Hop Lollipop

by Susan Montanari and Brian Pinkney
  • Grade Level:
    PK-2
  • Curricular Areas:
    English Language Arts
  • Author Resources:
    Author Personal Websites (2), Audio Name Pronunciations (1)
  • Book Resources:
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Days When the Animals Talked, The: Black American Folktales and How They Came to Be

by William J. Faulkner and Troy Howell
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Way Up and Over Everything

by Alice McGill and Jude Daly
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Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States

by Zora Neale Hurston
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Sorrow's Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston

by Mary E. Lyons
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Vampire Bugs: Stories Conjured from the Past

by Sharon Dennis Wyeth and Curtis E. James
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Natural Man, A: The True Story of John Henry

by Steve Sanfield and Peter J. Thornton
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Princess and the Peas

by Rachel Himes
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Adventures of Brer Rabbit and Friends, The

by Joel Chandler Harris, Karima Amin, and Eric Copeland
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John Henry, Hammerin' Hero

by Stephanie Peters

Part of the Graphic Spin: Fairy Tales with a Twist Series

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Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend

by Scott Nelson
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Keelboat Annie: An African-American Legend

by Janet P. Johnson and Charles Reasoner
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Lucky Jack and the Giant

by Janet P. Johnson and Charles Reasoner
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Brer Tiger and the Big Wind

by William J. Faulkner and Roberta Wilson
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