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?

 

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