African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales
Author: Virginia Hamilton
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Fables, Folk Tales and Myths, Multicultural, Short Stories
African American, Friends and Friendship
This collection of twenty-five African-American folktales focuses on strong female characters and includes "Little Girl and Buh Rabby," "Catskinella," and "Annie Christmas."
"Virginia Hamilton and the Dillons have produced yet another superb offering... The book is a gallery of beautiful women of color. Entrancing and important, this notable collaboration deserves a wide success." — School Library Journal
Virginia Hamilton received the 1992 Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the most prestigious international award in children's literature. She also won the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Awards, two Coretta Scott King Awards, an Edgar Allan Poe Award, and was the first children's author to receive a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 1995. Ms. Hamilton passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 in Dayton, Ohio.
Leo and Diane Dillon have a unique method of work they describe as emanating from “a third artist” — something neither of them could produce alone, and in which no aspect can be attributed exclusively to one or the other.
Artist Diane Dillon is renowned for the enormous body of work she has produced with her husband and collaborator, Leo Dillon.