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Her Stories (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)

VIRGINIA HAMILTON

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ISBN 10: 0590473700 / ISBN 13: 9780590473705
Published by Blue Sky Press October 1995, 1995
Used Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. A very, very minimal bumping at top of spine. First Edition. This is a beautifully told and illustrated book of African American Folktales, Fairy Tales. Bookseller Inventory # 20080804102246

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Title: Her Stories (Coretta Scott King Author Award...

Publisher: Blue Sky Press October 1995

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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A collection of twenty-five African-American folktales focuses on strong female characters and includes ""Little Girl and Bruh Rabby,"" ""Catskinella,"" and ""Annie Christmas."" By the author of The People Could Fly.

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Virginia Hamilton, who previously won a Newbery Medal and a MacArthur Foundation grant, gives us 17 pugnacious and heroic female characters in a collection of tales that demonstrates the breadth of African-American cultural tradition. The characters in Her Stories, which won the 1996 Coretta Scott King Award, are strong, competent, and sometimes bigger than life, like the "coal black and tree tall" Annie Christmas. Drawn from a variety of sources, the tales in Her Stories have been crafted to blend together smoothly while remaining true to their original tone. Text and art are laid against a buff background in a stylish, oversize format, with a heavy binding built to stand up to the repeated use that's sure to come.

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