Folk Stories of the Hmong

Author: Norma J. Livo
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9780872878549
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Describes the culture of the Hmong people, and gathers some of their folk tales

Why Ostriches Don t Fly and Other Tales from the African Bush

Author: I. Murphy Lewis
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563084027
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Here is a portrait of one of the world's oldest and most remarkable cultures. The group's history, nomadic way of life, beliefs, and customs are explored through 15 traditional tales written in poetic verse and juxtaposed with commentary on the challenges this group faces today.

The Corn Woman

Author: Angel Vigil
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563081941
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The culture, history, and spirit of the Hispanic Southwest are brought to readers through this fascinating collection of 45 cuentos (stories and legends) from the region. From ancient creation myths of the Aztecs and traditional tales of Spanish colonialists to an eclectic sampling of the work of modern Latino storytellers, this book provides a rich tapestry of both obscure and well-loved stories-religious stories; animal tales; stories of magic, transformation, and wisdom; and chistes (short comic tales). Fifteen tales are also presented in Spanish. The origin and historical development of the stories are examined in an introductory chapter. A discussion of dichos (proverbs) and adivinanzas (riddles) illuminates the larger context of the oral tradition in which the tales have flourished. Lavishly illustrated with pictures of original paintings and sculpture by contemporary Latino artists, this fascinating collection will appeal to children and adults alike and is a must for the multicultural class

The Eagle on the Cactus

Author: Angel Vigil
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087035
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Collects legends and stories to be shared aloud, including tales of tricksters, transformation, magic and adventure, dos compadres, animals, and the world's beginning.

When Night Falls Kric Krac

Author: Liliane Nérette Louis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781563085796
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Tales by the master Haitian storyteller reflect the ethnic values, traditions, and history of the island

The Latehomecomer

Author: Kao Kalia Yang
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566894794
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An NEA Big Read Selection “This is the best account of the Hmong experience I’ve ever read—powerful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable.”—Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down “A narrative packed with the stuff of life.” —Entertainment Weekly Kao Kalia Yang is the author of The Song Poet and The Latehomecomer, which was a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and the Asian American Literary Award, and received the 2009 Minnesota Book Award.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374533407
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A study in the collision between Western medicine and the beliefs of a traditional culture focuses on a hospitalized child of Laotian immigrants whose belief that illness is a spiritual matter comes into conflict with doctors' methods.

Day of the Moon Shadow

Author: Judy Gail
Publisher: Teacher Ideas Press
ISBN: 9781563083488
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Offers brief scientific explanations for a natural phenomena, along with folktales from different cultures that show how people of ancient times explained them

Dia s Story Cloth

Author: Dia Cha
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780780779013
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Published to widespread acclaim in hardcover, Dia's Story Cloth tells the tale of a young girl and her family's displacement during the war in Laos and Vietnam. The Hmong people's search for freedom is depicted on a colorful story cloth. Full color.