Multicultural Stories: Preserving Oral and Written Treasures

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Multicultural stories are an especially important tool for our diverse world. Books and well told stories form a strong bridge between cultures. A book, written and illustrated with authentic detail, is a window to view the myriad ways people live in our diverse world. A personal story shared between real people brings down barriers. We cannot hate someone when we know their story. Even a folktale, though it exists in the realm of imagination and metaphor, though it is often a venerable piece of literature from a long ago time, still carries basic cultural values and helps us to make long strides toward understanding one another.

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