Bibliographic Information: Hamilton, V., Dillon, L., Dillon, D., & Jones, J. E. (1994). The people could fly. New York: Random House Books for Young Readers.
Annotation: This story is about a group of slaves who dream that they have the ability to fly back to their native land.
Genre: Fable, Folk tales, and Myths
Grade Level: 3rd-5th
Readers who will like this book: Readers who are interested in African and African American folk tales and fables and Diverse literature would enjoy this book.
Personal response and rating: 5/5 I found this story to be moving and heartbreaking all at the same time. The images and text are powerful and give the reader something to think about.
Text dependent question: Who was it that knew who could fly and those who could not?