Recommended Books

We offer a small sampling of the many books that could be listed here. Readers are invited to send recommendations of more material to add to this list. Please include your thoughts on why the book is appropriate and send to Contact HSA.

Peace Tales, by Margaret Read MacDonald, Linnet Books in 1992 and by August House in 2005. Over 3 dozen folktales and proverbs about what leads to war and peace.

Suddenly They Heard Footsteps, by Dan Yashinsky, Alfred A Knopf, Canada, 2004. Basic tools and inspiration for storytelling to create community and a shared past.

The Healing Heart for Families: Storytelling to Encourage Caring and Healthy Families and The Healing Heart for Communities: Storytelling for Strong and Healthy Communities (Families),

Allison Cox and David Albert, eds., New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, BC Canada, original publishing date: 2000. Now available as kindle editions. Contains stories and articles from 66 storytellers from 6 countries, many of the topics are relevant to social justice issues.

Hesitant Wolf and Scrupulous Fox: Fables Selected from World Literature, Karen Kennedy,ed., Random House, 1973. Over 150 fables selected from 5,000 years of literature.

Talk That Talk – An Anthology of African-American Storytelling by Linda Goss & Marion Barnes, eds., Touchstone, N. Y. 1989. Collected from over 100 storytellers from U.S.A., Africa and the Caribbean.

Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope –Stories of Peace, Justice and the Environment, Ed Brody, Jay Goldspinner, Katie Green, Rona Leventhal, John Porcino, eds., New Society Publishers, BC Canada, 2002 was second edition. Twenty nine stories from around the world concerning conflict resolution, compassion, and sensitivity to the Earth and all living things.

Social Justice Stories – Multiple series of books and teaching resources for school age children with focus on: Holocaust Remembrance Series, First Nation Series and Kids’ Power Series (stories of youth taking action in face of injustice). Second Story Press, Toronto, ON Canada.

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