Story Squad was featured at the Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary School in Durham today. Those students who read books over the summer were invited to the celebration during which Story Squad shared stories, and then the children were able to select a book and bookmark of their choice. For the 1st-3rd-grade group, we told a tale from Mississippi about how rabbit escaped from wildcat by luring turkeys into wildcat’s grasp instead, but rabbit lost her tail in the process. We also told a Native American tale about how coyote learned his “crying song.” For the older 4-5th graders, we told an urban legend and the New Zealand folktale about how Maui fished up the island of New Zealand using his grandmother’s magic jawbone fishhook.
It was a wonderful celebration of literacy and reading.