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“The Power of Story” Is Now Available

“The Power of Story” Is Now Available

November 27, 2017

Dear WinkWorld Readers,

The birthing of a new book: There is just nothing quite like it.  After months/years of musing, walking around staring, procrastinating, and finally writing and agonizing privately over words, ideas, sentences, sections, paragraphs, images, permissions, citations, and sleepless nights, it all suddenly is worth it when a box of books arrives.

 

Through the past couple of years, I have periodically posted about my writing, and in this WinkWorld, I will do a couple of things: (a) tell you a little about the book; and (b) I will share (again) the visual Table of Contents (TOC). The real TOC can be found by clicking the icon of the new book on my webpages. See below.

The Power of Story

The book is now available on Amazon, my webpages (which is a re-direct to Amazon), and ABC-CLIO/Libraries Unlimited, my publisher.

First, this book is all about linking literacies through the power of stories, both oral and written.

This book is for anyone who loves reading, kids, and/or stories. 

Readers will discover that this book is not filled with data in the form of pie-charts, graphs, and arches; rather the truth of the research will be grounded in authentic stories which reflect, not only the interpretation of these data, but also the transformative nature of literacies and libraries.

Finally, in my life as a writer, I have finally been able to share some terrific images and photos.  Most of the images came from Katie Knox, who is now living in Japan.  I can only hope that my words say what her images capture so beautifully.  Here is one example.  Thank you, Katie!

Friends have shared photos with me, and I have used as many as I could.  Here is one example.  Thank you, Christy!

Second, I would like to share the visual Table of Contents, which I have previously shared.  Thank you, Missy.

1 LOVING THAT LITERACY

The Power of Story: Chapter One

2 LOVING THOSE STORIES

The Power of Story: Chapter Two

3 ANIMALS AND THE ALPHABET

The Power of Story Chapter Three

4 HIGH-STAKES STORIES

The Power of Story Chapter Four

5 OF IMMIGRANTS AND IMAGINATION

The Power of Story Chapter Five

6 INTO THE CLOUD

The Power of Story Chapter Six

7 PATIENCE AND FORTITUDE: THE FUTURE

The Power of Story Chapter Seven

So, what do I want to write about next? These kids at a rural school, k-8.

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