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Reading “The People Could Fly”

Introduce students to The People Could Fly: The Picture Book and the remarkable power of those who escaped the horrible conditions of slavery.

Explore a notable African-American folktale re-imagined by Virginia Hamilton. This story, in which an old man, tired of the abuse he and others are suffering under the violence of slavery, reclaims his people’s magic and power and helps them to liberate themselves. This is a story about the triumph of the human spirit and the fight for freedom.

Great lesson plan for remote learning opportunities and Black History Month.

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