Dancing with Words: Storytelling As Legacy, Culture, and Faith
Ray Buckley begins his book describing and illustrating the joy of dancing with words through storytelling, which he experiences as a gift. While teaching all of us the importance of our own stories as well as encouraging respect for others' stories, Ray Buckley provides a compilation of the experiences of generations of men and women whose stories reveal their histories, their cultures, and their faith. The voices heard in this book include those of Ray Buckley's own Native communities along with insights gleaned from Aboriginal storytellers, people in Ghana and Nigeria, African American preachers and storytellers, Hispanic teachers, Yaqui and Appalachian storytellers, Inuit and Yupik friends, Native Hawaiian extended family, and Ray's parents and grandparents. And there is even more! Ray outlines for us some techniques for developing the skills that mark excellent storytelling. Book jacket.
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