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    • The People Could Fly

    • American Black Folktales
    • By: Virginia Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Andrew Barnes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), a giant in the world of children's literature, was the first African-American woman to win a Newbery Medal and the first children's book author to be awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. In her prize-winning anthology of American Black folktales, The People Could Fly, Hamilton has gathered and retold a collection of stories that teach us much, move us deeply, and make us laugh out loud.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • it's ok

    • By Ashley on 11-28-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The House of Dies Drear

    • By: Virginia Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Lynne Thigpen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    One hundred years ago, Dies Drear and two runaway slaves hiding in his house, an important station on the Underground Railroad, were murdered. Legend has it that the ghost of Mr. Drear still haunts the lonely old house. But Thomas Small’s father, a Civil War history professor, doesn’t believe the legends and buys the house. The house is fascinating, thinks Thomas, and it is filled with hidden doorways and secret passages that he can’t wait to explore.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent read

    • By Alfreda Johnson on 02-20-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush

    • By: Virginia Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The first time Teresa saw Brother was the way she would think of him ever after. Tree fell head over heels for him. It was love at first sight in a wild beating of her heart that took her breath. But it was a dark Friday three weeks later when it rained, hard and wicked, before she knew Brother Rush was a ghost.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • M.C. Higgins, the Great

    • By: Virginia Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Roscoe Lee Browne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    When M.C. Higgins climbed the 40-foot steel pole near his house, he could see over the spiky treetops and far across the rolling emerald hills. There, on Sarah’s Mountain, with his face turned toward the sun and his arms spread wide, M.C. welcomed in the morning of a brand new day. How he would have liked to stay there forever! But M.C. knew - better than his family - that strip mining had reduced the outcropping upon which their cabin was built to rubble, and soon the spoilage would come raining down, burying their home forever. When two strangers come to the mountain, M.C. thinks he’s found a solution....

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Time Pieces

    • The Book of Times
    • By: Virginia Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Lisa Pitts
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Eleven-year-old Valena, her family, and dog live in rural Ohio, where she and her cousin Melinda share experiences that include seeing the aurora borealis, surviving a tornado, and going to an amazing circus.

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Planet of Junior Brown

    • By: Virginia Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Peter Francis James
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Junior, a 300 pound musical and artistic prodigy, depends on his imagination for companionship. Buddy is used to depending on no one but himself. Homeless, he uses his wits to survive the streets. With the help of Mr. Poole, the school custodian, the two boys discover a sheltered universe of their own in the basement room. When their hiding place is discovered, and Junior loses the only place he feels safe, his imagination takes over. It will take all of Buddy’s resource to protect his friend as the realities of Junior’s world come crashing in around them both.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Zeely

    • By: Virginia Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Lynne Thigpen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    This summer, young Elizabeth and her little brother are going to their uncle’s farm alone. Their parents are staying home in the city. Elizabeth can’t wait to run through the fields, sleep outside, and explore her uncle’s big farm house. One night at the farm, Elizabeth sees a tall, thin figure floating down the road. Although at first she thinks it’s a ghost, she soon finds out that it is Zeely Tayber, going to feed her hogs before dawn. In the following days, Elizabeth watches the proud, dignified woman. She is unlike anyone Elizabeth has even seen before.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Bluish

    • By: Virginia Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Natalie is different from the other kids in Dreenie's fifth-grade class. She comes to school in a wheelchair. She always wears a knitted hat. And she's allowed to bring her puppy to class. The kids in the class call Natalie "Bluish" because her skin is tinted blue from chemotherapy.

    Regular price: $13.96