ERIC Number: ED395329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Jump Up and Say! A Collection of Black Storytelling.
Goss, Linda; Goss, Clay
This book features more than 70 stories about the wide range of the Black experience, including traditional tales from Africa and the West Indies. Collected in the book are family stories and moral fables, ghost stories and tales rich in humor, as well as raps and rhymes, memoirs and songs, recipes and riddles, and stories and poems about freedom, protest, and change. In this collection, voices spanning centuries, continents, and cultures blend to celebrate the African-American storytelling tradition. Among the storytellers included in the book are: Langston Hughes, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Cade Bambara, and Rex Ellis. A resource bibliography lists books of general information; books of personal and family narrative; Caribbean folktale collections; African and African-American folktale collections; books for young readers, grades K-5; and books for young readers, grade 5 and up. An index of selected stories in the book appropriate for children is also attached. (NKA)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Authors, Black Culture, Black Literature, Cultural Education, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Narration, Oral Tradition, Short Stories, Story Telling
Simon and Schuster, Rockefeller Center, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 ($25).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Africa; African Americans; Black Writers; Oral Literature; West Indies
Note: Introduction by Ossie Davis.