The People Could Fly

By Virginia Hamilton

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Reading level

Level one: New readers
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Curriculum details

  • Literature
  • Core curriculum
  • Kindergarten
  • Nov 11, 2024 - Dec 20, 2024


This is an anthology of 24 African American folk tales, including animal fables and stories about escaping from slavery. Each story has one or two illustrations.

A more fully illustrated version of the tale after which the anthology is named can be found at