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Folktale Websites

Several of these stories can be found on this website.

You can find Anansi on this site

LibriVox recordings of West African folktales


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John Henry


This site has a script for a play version as well as a retelling and background info

Brer Rabbit

Click book jacket for Brer Rabbit & Uncle Remis Online Stories and Recordings


Click book cover for Gerald McDermott read aloud

Reader's theater version of Anansi

High John de Conqueror

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Diane Ferlatte Storyteller - High John

Muddy Waters - My John the Conqueror Root

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