In his successful Creative Storytelling, Jack Zipes showed how
storytelling is a rich and powerful tool for self-expression and
for building children's imaginations. In Speaking Out, this master
storyteller goes further, speaking out against rote learning and
testing and for the positive force within storytelling and creative
drama during the K-12 years.
For the past four years, Jack Zipes has worked with the
Neighborhood Bridges Program of the Children's Theatre Company of
Minneapolis, taking his storytelling techniques into inner-city
schools. Speaking Out is in part a record of the transformations
storytelling can work on the minds and lives of young people. But
it is also a vivid and exhilarating demonstration of a different
kind of education - one built from deep inside each child.
Speaking Out is a book for storytellers, educators, parents, and
anyone who cares about helping kids find within themselves the keys
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