Tuesday, November 02, 2004

The People Could Fly

The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (Knopf, 2004). A picture book edition of one of the 24 stories in Hamilton's The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales (1985) featuring breathtaking, heartbreaking, heart soaring illustrations by the Dillons. The text is a poem, a story, a fantasy, a celebration of freedom. Hamilton died in 2002, and this book is a perfect tribute. If only every home and library could have a copy. If only. (ages 7-up). Highest recommendation; a necessity.

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