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An anthology of music, prose, and poetry representing the cultural heritage of the American Negro
By Marc Michael Epstein (editor), Eva Frojmovic (contributor), Jenna Siman Jacobs (contributor), Hartley Lachter (contributor) and Shalom Sabar (contributor)

Hardcover:

9780691165240 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 13, 2015, cover price $60.00

Paperback:

9780396081975, titled "The Book of Negro Folklore" | Reissue edition (Dodd Mead, October 1, 1983), cover price $12.95 | also contains The Book of Negro Folklore | About this edition: An anthology of music, prose, and poetry representing the cultural heritage of the American Negro

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.

Hardcover:

9780679854654 | Har/cas edition (Random House, January 1, 1994), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: 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.

Paperback:

9780553507805 | Reprint edition (Dragonfly, January 6, 2015), cover price $7.99

Miscellaneous:

9781605149110 | Unabridged edition (Findaway World Llc, August 1, 2008), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: "The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in surestorytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionarytales, and slave tales of freedom.
9781605143972 | Unabridged edition (Findaway World Llc, May 1, 2008), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780974171173 | Abridged edition (Audio Bookshelf, January 30, 2005), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
9780394893013 | Abridged edition (Random House, September 1, 1988), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An anthology of African-American folktales encompasses stories of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.
By Diane Dillon (illustrator), Leo Dillon (illustrator) and Virginia Hamilton

Prebinding:

9780606363778 | Reprint edition (Turtleback Books, January 6, 2015), cover price $18.40 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Caldecott Medalist Ezra Jack Keats’s vibrant retelling of the popular African American folk ballad in this beautiful hardcover edition.   Have you heard the tale? John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand...read more

Hardcover:

9780553513073 | 50 anv edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, December 23, 2014), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Caldecott Medalist Ezra Jack Keats’s vibrant retelling of the popular African American folk ballad in this beautiful hardcover edition.

Library:

9780553513080 | 50 anv edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, December 23, 2014), cover price $20.99 | About this edition: Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Caldecott Medalist Ezra Jack Keats’s vibrant retelling of the popular African American folk ballad in this beautiful hardcover edition.

Product Description: "If Roy Can't Fix It, Nobody Can" Down in Eatonville, Florida, there's a man who can clean spark plugs just by looking at them hard, and who can grease an axle faster than you can say "carburetor." Folks round those parts claim Roy Tyle might just be the best mechanic in the world...read more
By Terry Widener (illustrator)

Paperback:

9781481444880 | Reissue edition (Atheneum, November 28, 2014), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: "If Roy Can't Fix It, Nobody Can" Down in Eatonville, Florida, there's a man who can clean spark plugs just by looking at them hard, and who can grease an axle faster than you can say "carburetor.

School and Library:

9780689846403 | Atheneum, January 6, 2005, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Roy Tyle, the best mechanic in the state of Florida, can clean spark plugs just by looking at them, and he takes a two dollar bet that he can make an accident-proof car.

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Product Description: A masterful retelling about the legendary, steel-driving hero, John Henry.This timeless ballad has been part of American folklore for over a century. Born with a hammer in his hand, John Henry discovers his true calling as a steel-driving man, but he inevitably meets his match in a race against a steam drill that provides a powerful metaphor for the disruption and loss of innocence created by the industrial age...read more
By Peter J. Thornton (illustrator)

Paperback:

9781939160850 | Reissue edition (August House Pub Inc, September 16, 2014), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: A masterful retelling about the legendary, steel-driving hero, John Henry.

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Product Description: John Henry was legendary for racing a steam-powered machine to build a railroad. A ballad is sung about this American legend and steel-driving man. In addition to teaching young people about the value of determination, hard work, and courage, this title provides background on the history surrounding the construction of our nations first railroads, westward expansion, and how the Industrial Revolution changed how work was done in America...read more

Paperback:

9781477771983 | Powerkids Pr, August 1, 2014, cover price $10.60 | About this edition: John Henry was legendary for racing a steam-powered machine to build a railroad.

Library:

9781477771976 | Powerkids Pr, August 1, 2014, cover price $26.25

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Product Description: Before the innovative work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied, and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, these folklorists worked within but also beyond the bounds of white mainstream institutions...read more

Hardcover:

9781617038853 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, October 2, 2013, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Before the innovative work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied, and wrote about African American folklore.

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Product Description: The all new essays in this book discuss Black cultural retellings of traditional, European fairy tales. The representation of Black protagonists in such tales helps to shape children's ideas about themselves and the world beyond--which can ignite a will to read books representing diverse characters...read more
By Laretta Henderson (editor)

Paperback:

9780786471294 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, June 19, 2013, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: The all new essays in this book discuss Black cultural retellings of traditional, European fairy tales.

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Product Description: American Legends and Folktales celebrates the wisdom and humor of larger-than-life characters in six traditional stories that reflect the diversity of Americas cultural heritage.
By Virginia Schomp (other contributor)

Library:

9781608704392 | Benchmark Books, August 30, 2013, cover price $28.50 | About this edition: American Legends and Folktales celebrates the wisdom and humor of larger-than-life characters in six traditional stories that reflect the diversity of Americas cultural heritage.

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Product Description: Slaves who lost their wings under great oppression learn to fly freely once again, in their hearts and in their minds.
By Sole Otero (illustrator)

Library:

9781623236175 | The Childs World Inc, August 1, 2013, cover price $28.50 | About this edition: Slaves who lost their wings under great oppression learn to fly freely once again, in their hearts and in their minds.

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Product Description: [Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.] [Translated from the Danish by Martin Aitken] Told from the perspective of precocious fourteen-year-old Peter, The Elephant Keepers' Children is about three siblings and how they deal with life alongside their eccentric parents...read more
By Martin Aitken (trans)

Hardcover:

9781846555848, titled "The Elephant Keeper's Children" | Vintage Uk, September 20, 2012, cover price $30.40 | About this edition: [Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.
9780253352200, titled "Shuckin' and Jivin': Folklore from Contemporary Black Americans" | Indiana Univ Pr, August 1, 1978, cover price $39.95 | also contains Shuckin'' and Jivin'': Folklore from Contemporary Black Americans | About this edition: From rural and urban Virginia comes a collection of Black American folktales, ghost stories, anecdotes, songs, jokes and toasts

Paperback:

9781846555855 | Gardners Books, September 20, 2012, cover price $21.55 | About this edition: [Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.

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Product Description: Reformatted and redesigned, Read-Aloud African-American Stories collects the most beloved stories for parent and child to share. Reading to your child is the best way to instill in him or her a lifelong love of reading. Just ten minutes or less, the stories are the perfect length to read-aloud to children at bedtime and puts children on the road to becoming  life-long readers...read more
By Susan Kantor (editor)

Hardcover:

9781579129224 | Hachette Books, September 25, 2012, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Reformatted and redesigned, Read-Aloud African-American Stories collects the most beloved stories for parent and child to share.

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Product Description: American Legends and Folktales celebrates the wisdom and humor of larger-than-life characters in six traditional stories that reflect the diversity of Americas cultural heritage.
By Virginia Schomp (other contributor)

Library:

9781608704415 | Benchmark Books, August 1, 2013, cover price $28.50 | About this edition: American Legends and Folktales celebrates the wisdom and humor of larger-than-life characters in six traditional stories that reflect the diversity of Americas cultural heritage.

Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.
By Mark Oldroyd (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780822564775 | First Avenue Editions, September 1, 2007, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

Miscellaneous:

9780822570363 | Millbrook Pr, August 1, 2010, cover price $25.26

Library:

9781575058870 | Millbrook Pr, June 1, 2006, cover price $25.32 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

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Product Description: This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme. It is aimed at children who are beginning to read. When Brer Fox tricks Brer Rabbit into falling down a well, he has to come up with a plan to get out mighty fast before the hunter comes! This key series was developed in conjunction with reading expert Allison Kelly from the University of Roehampton...read more
By Eva Muszynski (illustrator) and Louie Stowell (other contributor)

Hardcover:

9780794526740 | Usborne Pub Ltd, January 1, 2010, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series, part of the Usborne Young Reading Programme.

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Product Description: With his mother's help, Wiley outwits the hairy creature that dominates the swamp near his home by the Tombigbee River.

Hardcover:

9780874996180 | Live Oak Media, January 1, 2000, cover price $24.95

Paperback:

9781416998433 | Reprint edition (Simon Spotlight, May 11, 2009), cover price $10.99 | About this edition: With his mother's help, Wiley outwits the hairy creature that dominates the swamp near his home by the Tombigbee River.
9781591125983 | Pap/com un edition (Live Oak Media, January 1, 2003), cover price $31.95
9781591123989 | Pap/com edition (Live Oak Media, January 1, 2003), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: "Narrator Robin Miles brings Molly Bang's version of this traditional southern folktale to life.
9780874996197 | Pap/cas edition (Live Oak Media, March 30, 2000), cover price $32.95
9780874996173 | Pap/cas edition (Live Oak Media, January 1, 2000), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: With his mother's help, Wiley outwits the hairy creature that dominates the swamp near his home by the Tombigbee River.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780874996166 | Unabridged edition (Live Oak Media, January 1, 2000), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: With his mother's help, Wiley outwits the hairy creature that dominates the swamp near his home by the Tombigbee River.

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Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain
By Julius Lester and Jerry Pinkney (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780140566222 | Puffin, December 1, 1999, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

School and Library:

9780803716063 | Dial Books for Young Readers, October 1, 1994, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

Library:

9780803716070 | Dial Books for Young Readers, September 1, 1994, cover price $16.89 | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

Reinforced:

9780606174183 | Demco Media, September 1, 1999, cover price $16.95 | also contains John Henry | About this edition: Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain

Prebinding:

9781442007147 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $16.99 | also contains John Henry

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Product Description: African American culture has a rich tradition of folktales. Written for students and general readers, this volume gathers a sampling of the most important African American folktales. Included are nearly 50 tales grouped in thematic chapters on origins; heroes, heroines, villains, and fools; society and conflict; and the supernatural...read more
By Thomas A. Green (editor)

Hardcover:

9780313362958 | Greenwood Pub Group, March 20, 2009, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: African American culture has a rich tradition of folktales.

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Product Description: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience...read more

Hardcover:

9781103043286, titled "The Tar-Baby, and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus" | Bibliolife, January 30, 2009, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
9780877970798 | Larlin Corp, June 1, 1984, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

Paperback:

9781103043262, titled "The Tar-baby, and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus" | Bibliolife, January 30, 2009, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
9781557094896, titled "The Tar-Baby and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus" | Applewood Books, June 30, 2005, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Fifteen rhymes and eleven songs of Uncle Remus, including the Tar-Baby story in rhymed form.

Product Description: "Imagine the situations in which these speech acts occur. Recall a front stoop, juke joint, funeral, wedding, barbershop, kitchen: the music, noise, communal energy, and release. Dream. Participate the way you do when you allow a song to transport you, all kinds of songs, from hip-hop rap to Bach to Monk, each bearing its different history of sounds and silences...read more
By Carla Kaplan (editor) and John Edgar Wideman (foreword by)

Paperback:

9780060934545 | Reprint edition (Perennial, October 1, 2002), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A book of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, represents a large part of the author's literary legacy and details African American life in the rural South.

Prebinding:

9781439568439 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, November 3, 2008), cover price $21.95 | also contains Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States | About this edition: "Imagine the situations in which these speech acts occur.

Product Description: "Imagine the situations in which these speech acts occur. Recall a front stoop, juke joint, funeral, wedding, barbershop, kitchen: the music, noise, communal energy, and release. Dream. Participate the way you do when you allow a song to transport you, all kinds of songs, from hip-hop rap to Bach to Monk, each bearing its different history of sounds and silences...read more
By Carla Kaplan (editor)

Hardcover:

9780060188931 | 1 edition (Harpercollins, December 1, 2001), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A book of folktales about love, slavery, faith, family, race, and community, collected in the late 1920s, represents a large part of the author's literary legacy and details African American life in the rural South.

Prebinding:

9781439568439 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, November 3, 2008), cover price $21.95 | also contains Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States | About this edition: "Imagine the situations in which these speech acts occur.

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Product Description: 'Choreographing the Folk' argues for the significance of Hurston's choreography, and with perceptiveness, sensitivity, and originality, Kraut illuminates the important and often-contested place of black folk dance in American culture.

Hardcover:

9780816647118 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, September 18, 2008, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: 'Choreographing the Folk' argues for the significance of Hurston's choreography, and with perceptiveness, sensitivity, and originality, Kraut illuminates the important and often-contested place of black folk dance in American culture.

Paperback:

9780816647125 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, September 11, 2008, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: 'Choreographing the Folk' argues for the significance of Hurston's choreography, and with perceptiveness, sensitivity, and originality, Kraut illuminates the important and often-contested place of black folk dance in American culture.

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Product Description: Examines African American folklore in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the broad sweep of America's story.

Library:

9781420500820 | Lucent Books, August 22, 2008, cover price $39.40 | About this edition: Examines African American folklore in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the broad sweep of America's story.

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Product Description: A collection of sixteen tales about High John the Conqueror, the traditional trickster hero of blacks during and immediately after the time of slavery.
By Steve Sanfield and John Ward (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780531058077 | Orchard Books, April 1, 1989, cover price $12.95 | also contains Stand Boldly & Shine Brightly!: A Kid's Secret Guide to Facing Bullies | About this edition: A collection of sixteen tales about High John the Conqueror, the traditional trickster hero of blacks during and immediately after the time of slavery

Paperback:

9780874837742 | Reissue edition (August House Pub Inc, April 1, 2005), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Presents a collection of sixteen tales about High John the Conqueror, the traditional trickster hero of African-Americans during and immediately after the time of slavery.
9780874834338 | Reprint edition (August House Pub Inc, March 1, 1996), cover price $8.95 | About this edition: A collection of sixteen tales about High John the Conqueror, the traditional trickster hero of Blacks during and immediately after the time of slavery
9780440405566 | Reprint edition (Yearling Books, January 1, 1992), cover price $3.50 | About this edition: A collection of sixteen African American folktales focuses on the adventures of High John the Conqueror--a legendary Black folk hero who was always able to outwit and outguess his white slave masters

Prebinding:

9781439535998 | Reissue edition (Paw Prints, August 11, 2008), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: A collection of sixteen tales about High John the Conqueror, the traditional trickster hero of blacks during and immediately after the time of slavery.

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