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Children's LiteratureThis "how to" book on storytelling for character education provides teachers with sample stories for various ages and a wealth of advice. For the theory behind storytelling, Thomas Lickona, an authority on moral development and education, is quoted: "Stories teach by attraction rather than compulsion; they invite rather than impose." Using predominantly African folktales that have been modernized with current slang, the authors give suggestions for discussion starters and leading questions. Acting out the stories is encouraged as a way of engaging students. A script of a rap for teens that deals with various adolescent crises is included and may be heard on cassette or CD. The authors use a story to illustrate how the theme of respect for others should be modeled by teachers. Characteristics of children at different ages are detailed as an aid in choosing appropriate stories. There is a list of recommended stories, which teach specific character traits such as courtesy, honesty, and teamwork. Endnotes and lists for further study are included. 2006 (orig. 1999), August House Publishers, and Ages Adult.