Fiction > Chapter/Middle > Fables/Fairy Tales/Folktales

John Agard

The Young Inferno

Goldilocks on CCTV

Adwoa Badoe

The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse stories

Arna Bontemps

The Book of Negro Folklore

Deborah M. Newton Chocolate

Spider and the Sky God

Talk, Talk: An Ashanti Legend

Friends of a Feather: One of Life’s Little Fables

Countee Cullen

The Lost Zoo

William J Faulkner

The Day When the Animals Talked: Black American Folktales and How They Came to Be

Brer Tiger and the Big Wind 

Lorenz B. Graham

Hongry Catch the Foolish Boy

Frederic Guirma

Tales of Mogho: African Stories from Upper Volta 

Virginia Hamilton

The People Could Fly

In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales

Wee Winnie Witch’s Skinny: An Original African American Scare Tale

Dark Way: Stories from the Spirit World

The All Jahdu Storybook

When Birds Could Talk & Bats Could Sing: The Adventures of Bruh Sparrow, Sis Wren, and Their Friends 

A Ring of Tricksters: Animal Tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa

A Ring of Tricksters: Animal Tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa

The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl

James Haskins

Moaning Bones: African American Ghost Stories

Lynn Joseph

A Wave in Her Pocket: Stories from Trinidad #1

The Mermaid’s Twin Sister: More Stories from Trinidad #2

Ricardo Keens-Douglas

Tales from the Isle of Spices: A Collection of New Caribbean Folk Tales 

Anancy and the Haunted House

The Trial of the Stone: A Folk Tale 

Freedom Child of the Sea 

Julius Lester

Black Folktales

The Knee-High Man and Other Tales

More Tales of Uncle Remus: Further Adventures of Brer Rabbit, His Friends, Enemies, and Others

Further Tales of Uncle Remus: The Misadventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, the Doodang, and Other Creatures

How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have and other Tales

Ackamarackus: Julius Lester’s Sumptuously Silly Fantastically Funny Fables

The Old African

The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales

Kioi wa Mbugua

Inkishu: Myths and Legends of the Massai 

Patricia McKissack

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural 

Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and other Wily Characters

Monkey-Monkey’s Trick

Walter Dean Myers

The Dragon Takes a Wife

Shaquille O’ Neal

Shaq and the Beanstalk: And Other Very Tall Tales

Vivian W. Owens

How Oswa Came to Own All Music 

Andrew F. Salkey

Brother Anancy and Other Stories 

Eleanora E. Tate

Retold African Myths

Don’t Split the Pole: Tales of Down-Home Folk Wisdom

Joyce Carol Thomas

The Skull Talks Back: And Other Haunting Tales

The Bowlegged Rooster: And Other Tales That Signify

Julee Dickerson Thompson

The Dance of the Rain Gods 

Donna L. Washington

A Pride of African Tales