Abrahams, Roger D.
. New York: Pantheon Books, 1983. This thorough collection designates the tribe that tells the folktale. The preface and introductions put the tales In perspective.
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns and Other African Folktales
. Hartford: Connecticut Printers, 1971. This anthology of African tales is suitable for adults or children.
The Cow-tall Switch and other West African Stories
. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1947. These West African folktales frequently resemble African-American folktales.
Dorliae, Peter G.
Animals Mourn of Da Leopard
. New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1970. These are animal tales and fables.
Mother Wit from the Laughing Barrel
. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1973. This is a collection of stories, essays, songs and routines from twentieth century African-Americans, but some of the material originates from an earlier tradition.
African myths and Tales
. New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1963. The format of this collection is scholarly; however, the stories can be read to children.
The People Could Fly
. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. The illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon make this book accessible to children.
Hughes, Langston and Arna Bontemps.
The Book of Negro Folklore
. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1958. This collection makes a valuable contribution African American studies.
Jagendorf, M.A. and R.S. Boggs.
The King of the Mountain
. New York: Vanguard Press, Inc., 1960. The majority of these African folktales are about animals.
Woodson, Carter Godwin.
. Washington, D.C.: Associated Publishers, Inc., 1964. The folktales are clearly translated, but the illustrations will disappoint young readers.
Favorite Folktales from around the World
. New York: Pantheon Books, 1986. This anthology is very complete, and the accompanying commentary is most helpful.