Multicultural Stories: Preserving Oral and Written Treasures
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.
Steiner, Stanley F. and Steiner, Joy. (2003). "Multicultural Stories: Preserving Oral and Written Treasures". PNLA Quarterly, 68(1), 17-18, 23-27.