Tales and Stories for Black Folks



Tales and Stories for Black Folks

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"Tales and Stories for Black Folks" . Ed. Toni Cade Bambara. Garden City, NY: Doubleday/Zenith Books, 1971. 164 pp.

Table of contents

Raymond's run, by T.C. Bambara.--Thank you, M'am, by L. Hughes.--Train whistle guitar, by A. Murray.--To hell with dying, by A. Walker.--The day the world almost came to an end, by P. Crayton.--The sky is gray, by E.J. Gaines.--Let me hang loose, by V. Howard.--The wages of good, by B. Diop.--Straighten up and fly right, by J. Blackamore.--The parable of the eagle, by J. Aggrey.--The toad and the donkey, by T.C. Bambara.--Little Black Riding Hood, by W. Figueroa.--The three little panthers, by G. Powell and T.C. Bambara.--The three little brothers, by B. Pearson.--Billy goat's turf, by G. Powell.--The true story of Chicken Licken, by L. Holmes.--Jack and the beanstalk, by E. Spencer.

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• Addressed to young readers: "In addition to fables, parables, and take-offs on nursery tales, she offers such classic but accessible stories as Hughes's 'Thank You, M'am,' Albert Murray's 'Train Whistle Guitar,' Walker's 'To Hell with Dying,' and Gaines's 'The Sky Is Gray'" (Kinnamon 1997: 473).

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