176 pages, 8.34 × 5.3 × 0.51 in
February 17, 2006
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0874833094
ISBN - 13: 9780874833096
From the Publisher
This collection of African-American folktales highlights the unbroken chain of a rich oral tradition. The stories share the richness and variety of a cultural heritage that has crossed the Atlantic, survived slavery, and triumphed over the ignorance of racism and bigotry.
About the Author
Judy Dockrey Young Bio:Judy was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, June 25, 1949, to a family that settled Oklahoma before statehood. The Dockreys are of Irish-American Indian extraction, and Judy's mother is a German-Scot-Irish, which gave Judy a varied heritage in a pioneering family.
She attended two-room Star School in the Verdigris River bottom outside Wagoner, Oklahoma, and when the family moved to Rescue, Missouri in 1960, she attended and was graduated from Miller High School. Attending Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield from 1967-1972 she was graduated with a BA in Speech and Theater.
Accepted to the prestigious Dallas Theatre Center in Dallas, Texas, in 1972, she did her master's work in Children's Theater at this (former) branch of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Following her father's nearly fatal heart attack in 1974, Judy returned to help out at the family farm in 1975-1976 and also earned her lifetime Missouri teaching certificate at S.M.S.U.
Two years teaching high school speech and drama at Republic, Missouri, ended when Judy took a position as a character actress and storyteller at Silver Dollar City theme park outside Branson.
Judy has worked at Silver Dollar City as the resident storyteller since 1978. Her work began to gain national recognition with the hundreds of thousands of guests who saw her performances, and with the publication of her first three audiocassettes of storytelling. Nine books of Storytelling followed. 2015 is
From Our Editors
A collection of folktales from the African-American oral tradition, presented as they have been told by professional black storytellers from Rhode Island to Oklahoma
Well-sourced and well-told, the 30-plus tales in this lively collection are welcome indeed.