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The girl who spun gold —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
2000
6 available of 6 items

In this African American retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin," Lit'mahn spins thread into gold cloth for the king's new bride.

In the beginning : creation stories from around the world —Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002, author.
Book
1988
7 available of 9 items

An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world.

A ring of tricksters : animal tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1997
2 available of 2 items

Twelve trickster tales that show the migration of African culture to America via the West Indies.

The people could fly : the picture book —Hamilton, Virginia, 1934-2002.
Book
2004
3 available of 3 items

In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away.

Jaguarundi —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1995
6 available of 6 items

Although the other animals also feel threatened by the encroachment of humans, only Rundi and Coati journey north in search of a safer place to live.

When birds could talk & bats could sing : the adventures of Bruh Sparrow, Sis Wren, and their friends —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1996
6 available of 6 items

A collection of stories, featuring sparrows, jays, buzzards, and bats, based on those African American tales originally written down by Martha Young on her father's plantation in Alabama after the Civil War.

Many thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedom —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1993
4 available of 4 items

Recounts the journey of Black slaves to freedom via the underground railroad, an extended group of people who helped fugitive slaves in many ways.

Bruh Rabbit and the tar baby girl —Hamilton, Virginia, 1934-2002.
Book
2003
4 available of 4 items

In this retelling, using Gullah speech, of a familiar story the wily Brer Rabbit outwits Brer Fox who has set out to trap him.

The bells of Christmas —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1989
4 available of 4 items

Twelve-year-old Jason describes the wonderful Christmas of 1890 that he and his family celebrate in the their home in Springfield, Ohio.

Bluish : a novel —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1999
12 available of 12 items

Ten-year-old Dreenie feels both intrigued and frightened when she thinks about the girl nicknamed Bluish, whose leukemia is making her pale and causing her to use a wheelchair.

M.C. Higgins, the Great —Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002.
Book
2006
4 available of 4 items

As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.

The people could fly : American Black folktales —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1985
3 available of 3 items

Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.

Wee Winnie Witch's Skinny : an original African American scare tale —Hamilton, Virginia, 1934-2002.
Book
2004
4 available of 4 items

James Lee and Uncle Big Anthony become victims of Wee Winnie Witch, who takes them on a ride up into the sky, but Mama Granny saves them.

Second cousins —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1998
5 available of 5 items

The friendship of twelve-year-old cousins Cammy and Elodie is threatened when the family reunion includes two other cousins near their age and Elodie is tempted to drop Cammy for a new companion.

Plain City —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1993
3 available of 3 items

Twelve-year-old Buhlaire, a "mixed" child who feels out of place in her community, struggles to unearth her past and her family history as she gradually discovers more and more about her long-missing father.

Drylongso —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1992
1 available of 1 items

As a great wall of dust moves across their drought-stricken farm, a family's distress is relieved by a young man called Drylongso, who literally blows into their lives with the storm.

The house of Dies Drear. —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1 available of 1 items

Arilla Sun Down —Hamilton, Virginia.
Book
1976
6 available of 6 items

Young girl, half black and half Indian, lives in a small town where her life revolves around family, school, and friends.

M.C. Higgins, the great —Hamilton, Virginia.
Large Print
1988
2 available of 2 items

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