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Raw Head, Bloody Bones: African-American Tales of the Supernatural

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*****Young readers can meet some of the strangest beasts ever in these 15 spine-tingling folktales. A dancing corpse, a talking skull, a witch who sucks blood--these creepy denizens and others reflect the heritage of African oral traditions that has been passed down for generations.
Paperback, 88 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published 1991)
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A collection of African-American tales, collected from a variety of sources. The stories here are fascinating, and my only disappointment is that they are not as good for reading out loud as I had hoped.
A fun, quick read and I learned a bit about African American folklore.
Hard to get through the black lingo,
but she does spend time explaining why that is.
Authenticity, I guess.
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Mary E. Lyons, a former teacher and librarian, became a full-time writer in 1993. She is the author of nineteen books for young readers published by Scribner, Atheneum, Henry Holt, Houghton Mifflin and Oxford University Press. Born and raised in the American South, she lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, Paul. Her latest publication, written for adults, is a concise, narrative hi ...more
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