In order to educate the children and give them a broader respect for various world cultures we will start having a weekly storytelling night at the Wingnut. It is our belief that most racism is built upon ignorance of other cultures and beliefs,  so the most effective method of combatting racism is through giving children an understanding and respect of cultures throughout the world at a young age through sharing their myths and folktales. We also hope to help children increase their skill at reading and gather a deeper interest in books so as they grow older they may choose what they wish to learn and further discover the joys of reading on their own.

In order to make storytime interesting we are building a collection of books of myths, folktales, and children’s stories from a variety of cultures. To kickstart this program, we just bought 10 books, which will be added to our Radical Lending Library and used in the Wingnut Storytime program.

If you would like to help us with this program, please just get in touch. Right now we will be trying out a couple different times for this (and it may end up being something that happens when kids are around or during Open Hours) but we will update as the times get set.

So far we have:

Tales of the Badia: Bedouin Folk Tales From Lebanon Tales of the Badia: Bedouin Folk Tales From Lebanon

Rami Zurayk

Aboriginal Myths: Tales Of The Dreamtime Aboriginal Myths: Tales Of The Dreamtime

Alexander Wyclif Reed, A.W. Reed

Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales

Nelson Mandela

Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest

Gerald McDermott

African Folk Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics) African Folk Tales (Dover Children’s Thrift Classics)

Hugh Vernon-Jackson, Yuko Green

The Magical Monarch of Mo The Magical Monarch of Mo

L. Frank Baum

Moroccan Folktales (Middle East Literature in Translation) Moroccan Folktales (Middle East Literature in Translation)

Jilali El Koudia, Roger Allen

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales: (Forgotten Books) Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales: (Forgotten Books)

George Douglas

Aesop's Fables: A Classic Illustrated Edition Aesop’s Fables: A Classic Illustrated Edition

Aesop, et al

Japanese Fairy Tales (Tuttle Classics) Japanese Fairy Tales (Tuttle Classics)

Yei Theodora Ozaki

There are lots of books we have found that we would like to use for the program and we are asking that anyone interested in supporting this effort think about buying one of the books for us (or giving us a copy if you have it already).

Here are some of the books we would like for our Children’s Storytime Program:

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by Mel Gilden

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by Kenneth Graham

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by L. Frank Baum

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by Philip Smith

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by Roger D. Abrahams

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by Frederick Herman Martens

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by Gerald McDermott

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by Gerald McDermott

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by Gerald McDermott

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by Gerald McDermott

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by Gerald McDermott

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by Gerald McDermott

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by Gerald McDermott

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by Eric Maddern

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by Oodgeroo Noonuccal

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by Julia Johnson

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3 Dead Princes: An Anarchist Fairy Tale Danbert Nobacon and Alex Cox (Illustrator)

Edition: pb
ISBN: 9781935259060
Publisher: Exterminating Angel Press
Release Date: 2011-03-11
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“An alternative fairy tale for anarchist/punk/fello traveler parents to read with their kids!”—Jessica Mills, author of My Mother Wears Combat Boots
Princess Stormy lives in a semi-detached castle with her family and a Fool. When an unhappy neighboring kingdom decides to invade, Stormy must go on her quest, meeting giant Cats, Mermangels, Giggle Monkeys, a Gricklegrack, and Flying Lizards on the way. Oh, and she kills three princes. But that’s by accident, and anyway it’s their own fault …Iggy Pop says: “It definitely rocks! I ought to know.” God. Groan. But despite that, it actually looks GREAT! I even bought one and I’m old and childless.

Danbert Nobacon is one of the founding members of Chumbawamba!

ABC’s of Anarchy Brian Heagney (Illustrator)
It’s Alphabetic Anarchy!
The only ABCs of anarchy book suitable for children of all ages. Infants will love the imagery, toddlers will thrive on learning the alphabet, and preschoolers will soak up the content while learning to read.Every page includes insightful questions relevant for children or adults. Whether you merely want to go through the alphabet with your youngest, or have a thoughtful e…
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Heather Has Two Mommies Leslea Newman and Diana Souza (Illustrator)
Originally published in 1989, and now in this wonderful 20th anniversary edition, Heather Has Two Mommies is a classic! The simple and straightforward story of a little girl named Heather and her two lesbian mothers was created by Newman and illustrator Diana Souza because children’s books that reflected a nontraditional family did not exist, but after it’s publication firestorm of controversy ensued….
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The Long Journey of Mister Poop Marie Lafrance (Illustrator) and Angèle Delaunois
A smart wolf in a lab coat leads kids on a journey through their digestive system. A little girl eats an apple for a snack (crunch, crunch), and the apple drops into the esophagus (glug, glug) before a stop in the stomach. At each stop along the way the wolf explains in simple scientific terms what the body is doing. After the pit stop in the stomach, what remains of the apple must enter the small intestine …
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Lucha Libre: The Man In The Silver Mask Xavier Garza
Do you know what lucha libre is? Have you ever been to a lucha libre match and seen los technicos and los rudos—the good guys and the bad guys—dressed up in their wild costumes and crazy masks? How would you feel if the most famous luchador of all time actually stopped and smiled at you? Find out what happens to Carlitos when The Man in the Silver Mask—a man he’s never seen before in his w…
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The Bee Tree Paul Mirocha (Illustrator), Diana Cohn, and Stephen Buchmann
The Bee Tree is a picture book that tells the magical story of a honey hunt in the dense rainforest of Malaysia. The story is narrated by Nizam, a young boy whose grandfather Pak Teh is the leader of the honey hunting clan, the one who has the honor of climbing up the 120-foot tualang tree in the annual honey hunt. But Pak Teh is getting older and is now ready to prepare someone to take his place. He…
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Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives To Suicide For Teens, Freaks And Other Outlaws Kate Bornstein
Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world. A one-of-a-kind guide to staying alive outside the box, Hello,Cruel World is …
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A Little Piece Of Ground Elizabeth Laird
Written by Elizabeth Laird, one of the UK’s best-known young adult authors, A Little Piece Of Ground is one boy’s telling of the human cost of the occupation of Palestinian lands. 12 year old Karim Aboudi and his family are trapped in their Ramallah home by a strict curfew. In response to a Palestinian suicide bombing, the Israeli military subjects the West Bank town to a virtual siege. Meanwhile, Kar…
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The Little Squatters’ Handbook Ziggy and Cordelia
A lonely house all falling down; five homeless folk alone and cold. How can there be a happy end? Read on and see the tale unfold…
A full color tale for young kids..
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Crossing Bok Chitto Tim Tingle
There is a river called Bok Chitto that cuts through Mississippi. In the days before the War Between the States, in the days before the Trail of Tears, Bok Chitto was a boundary. On one side of the river lived the Choctaws. On the other side lived the plantation owners and their slaves. If a slave escaped and made his way across Bok Chitto, the slave was free; the slave owner could not follow. That was the l…
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Selavi, That is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope Youme Landowne
On the streets of Haiti, a homeless child learns the meaning of family, solidarity, and hope. Selavi is the child’s name, and along with other street children they proclaim a message of hope against the terror of marauding soldiers and rebels who loot and burn Haiti. 40 pages, most full color illustrations, a children’s book with a message.
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A Spoon For Every Bite/Una Cuchara Para Cada Bocado Rebecca Leer (Illustrator) and Joe Hayes
The rich man laughed aloud. “You had only two spoons! And you bought a third one for me to eat with! Why, I have so many spoons I could use a different one each day of the year if I wished to.”
That’s how the rich man mocked the poor man in this classic from master storyteller Joe Hayes and illustrator Rebecca Leer. In this lovely New Mexico folktale, a rich man tries to prove his wealth to his poor neig…
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