Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Story: Authentic Folktales and Discussion Guides, 1st Edition

  • Lyn Ford
  • Sherry Norfolk
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440867089
  • ISBN-13: 9781440867088
  • DDC: 372.67
  • 146 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The professional storytellers who edited this title are deeply committed to bringing people together through story. In this volume, they have identified culturally diverse storytellers whose carefully researched tales authentically reflect the cultures from which they come. The book includes well-crafted, culturally authentic folktales contributed by storytellers of varying cultures and ethnicities. Commentaries from the contributors follow each tale, reflecting on the story and its significance to the culture it represents. Questions for teachers and librarians accompany each story to facilitate discussion. Teachers, librarians, and information specialists find that stories engage students' attention and empathy. The commentaries provide insights into the significance of cultural norms, customs, and beliefs represented in the story, and the discussion questions and guides help them drill down to achieve deeper understanding. Sections also include additional relevant resources.