Understanding Storytelling among African American Children: A Journey from Africa to America

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Appendix A

Narratives by Participants

Below is a narrative sample produced by each participant.


Participant: Caren

Eight -year-old female


PROMPT: STITCHES/ HOSPITAL

Adult: Have you ever had to go to the hospital?

Adult: Oh, what happened?

Child: I have asthma an I have wards [warts]

Adult: So when was the last time you went to the doctors

Child: Las year, an' I'm goin' to da dentis' on nex' Friday.

Adult: So what happened when you went to the doctor last year?

Child: I' was jus' 'bout' my warts.

Adult: So what happened when you went in?

Child: They had put cold, I mean dry ice on it.

Child: an' they had burned in

Child: I peeled it off

Child: an' they got bigger an' bigger

Child: an' I have more growin' in

Child: an tha's all


Participant: Dora

Nine -year-old female


PROMPT: STITCHES/ HOSPITAL

Adult: Do you know anybody who had to get stitches?

Child: mm, a boy in my secon' grade class name Evan he he was running

Child: an' da lady tol' him not be runnin'

Child: an' he kep' on runnin'

Child: He didn' listen to her

Child: an' he fell straight on da footsteps where you step at

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