by Virginia Hamilton, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
"The well-known author retells 24 black American folk tales in sure storytelling voice: animal tales, supernatural tales, fanciful and cautionary tales, and slave tales of freedom. All are beautifully readable. With the added attraction of 40 wonderfully expressive paintings by the Dillons, this collection should be snapped up." --(starred review) School Library Journal
Also available is Many Thousand Gone, another beautiful book by Hamilton and the Dillons.