Saturday, September 8, 2012

Read-Aloud African-American Stories by Susan Kantor

I think reading aloud to children is important.  It gives you time together, you can discuss the stories with them, and they can read to you and the others when they get older.  It's a special time that seems to have fallen by the way side of life.  Let's resurrect it!

Black Dog & Leventhal and Net Galley allowed me to download an ebook of this anthology for review (thank you).  Workman Publishing will be publishing the book on September 25th.  Check with your local bookstore for a copy.

One of my favorite African characters in stories is Anansi.  He's a spider and he can be either good or bad.  Mostly he gets himself in trouble by thinking he's smarter than he is.  I've known people like this and I bet you have, too.

If you haven't had the opportunity to meet Brer Bear, Brer Fox and Brer Rabbit, this book will be a sweet treat for you.  Uncle Remus outdid himself telling tales of the scallywag rabbit.

The editor included myths, fairy tales, animal stories and even biographies.  There is enough variety in this book to engage any listener and each story is short so they don't have to sit long.

Why not read to your children or let your order child read to them to teach them the magic of the written word?  There are other books in this series you might want to check out, too.  This is a lovely collection of stories and I found it enjoyable to read.

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Reading with your little one, and older one too has so many benefits, and sharing stories like this is just one of them.