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Her Stories

by Virginia Hamilton Illustrated by Diane Dillon, Leo Dillon

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

Ages
11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
4.3
Lexile Measure
880L
Guided Reading
NR
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
128
Genre
Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

About the Author and Illustrators

Virginia Hamilton 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 "a genius" grant in 1995.
Diane Dillon Artist Diane Dillon is renowned for the enormous body of work she has produced with her husband and collaborator, Leo Dillon.
Leo Dillon Among Leo Dillon's many honors, he and his wife have received two Caldecott Medals, for Ashanti to Zulu and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, four New York Times Best Illustrated Awards, four Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards, two Coretta Scott King Awards, two Coretta Scott King Honors, and the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal.

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