Telling Our Stories

For discussion: How do we tell our own stories? Why are they important? How do we decide what to tell? What do we learn from telling our own stories? From reading others’ stories? How and why do we share our stories with others? How do our personal stories connect to the stories of our communities and country?

The RaftSession 1: Recalling Our Past

  • When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant
  • Miz Berlin Walks by Jane Yolen
  • Leon’s Story by Leon Walter Tillage

Session 2: Discovering Our Stories

  • The Raft by Jim LaMarche
  • Journey by Patricia MacLachlan

Session 3: Other Ways of Telling

  • When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor
  • Family Pictures by Carmen Lomas Garza
  • Dia’s Story Cloth: The Hmong People’s Journey of Freedom by Dia Cha