Black Folktales (Paperback)

By Julius Lester

Grove Press, 9780802132420, 110pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 1994

List Price: 16.00*
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Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original voice of Julius Lester. Arranged by topic Origins, Love, Heroes, and People the tales combine universal themes and uncanny wisdom. Though some of these stories have been around for centuries and many were passed down by slaves, Julius Lester's urban expressiveness and Tom Feeling's spirited illustrations give them continued resonance for today's audience.