African American Folktales

The Talking Eggs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803706194
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Published: Dial Books - September 29th, 1989

The author of such delights as The Christmas Ark and The Enchanted Tapestry joins forces with illustrator Pinkney to resurrect a colorful folktale that captures the unique flavor of the American South. A 1989 Caldecott Honor Book.


The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Cover Image
By Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780679843368
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 1993

"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up."--(starred) School Library Journal. 


The Annotated African American Folktales (The Annotated Books) Cover Image
By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Editor), Maria Tatar (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780871407535
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Published: Liveright - November 14th, 2017

Winner • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction)
Winner • Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award
Holiday Gift Guide Selection • Indiewire, San Francisco Chronicle, and Minneapolis Star-Tribune

These nearly 150 African American folktales animate our past and reclaim a lost cultural legacy to redefine American literature.


John Henry Cover Image
By Julius Lester, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780140566222
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Published: Puffin Books - December 1st, 1999

Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney's warm, humorous retelling of a popular African-American folk ballad.


John Henry: An American Legend Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780394890524
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Published: Dragonfly Books - May 12th, 1987

Caldecott Medalist Ezra Jack Keats’s vibrant retelling of the popular African American folk ballad.
 
Have you heard the tale? 


The Patchwork Quilt Cover Image
By Valerie Flournoy, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803700970
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Published: Dial Books - March 29th, 1985

Twenty years ago Valerie Flournoy and Jerry Pinkney created a warmhearted intergenerational story that became an award-winning perennial. Since then children from all sorts of family situations and configurations continue to be drawn to its portrait of those bonds that create the fabric of family life.


Mirandy and Brother Wind Cover Image
By Patricia McKissack, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780679883333
Availability: Backordered
Published: Dragonfly Books - January 13th, 1997

“Each page sparkles with life.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
In this Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winning tale, Mirandy is determined to capture the best partner for the junior cakewalk jubilee. And who is the best partner? The wind, of course!
 


Sam and the Tigers: A Retelling of 'Little Black Sambo' Cover Image
By Julius Lester, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140562880
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Published: Puffin Books - August 28th, 2000

Once upon a time there was a place called Sam-sam-sa-mara, where the animals and the people lived and worked together like they didn't know they weren't supposed to. There was a little boy in Sam-sam-sa-mara named Sam...So begins this delightful telling of one of the most controversial books in children's literature, Little Black Sambo.


Lies and Other Tall Tales Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780060006570
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Published: HarperCollins - January 27th, 2015

These tales are so tall they touch the sky! From Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor artist Christopher Myers and Zora Neale Hurston.