Excerpts from ‘The Snow Clown’

  • Storytelling Across Cultures

    Storytelling Across Cultures

    The Snow Clown is full of stories, of course; it is also about the power of stories across cultures. Near the end of the book, a group of high school students in the Yup’ik village of St. Michael take the …Read More »
  • The Power of Storytelling

    The Power of Storytelling

    In a recent interview with the NY Times, Michelle Obama and Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) talked about the power of storytelling: Michelle Obama: When I say “go high,” I’m not trying to win the argument. I’m trying to figure out …Read More »
  • The Politics of Human Connection

    The Politics of Human Connection

    A few weeks ago, I was working a phone bank supporting progressive candidates. One guy started our conversation with, “I would never vote for a Democrat in my life.” I asked him why and he told about a bill that …Read More »
  • Be Here Now Philosophy in ‘The Snow Clown’

    Be Here Now Philosophy in ‘The Snow Clown’

    TUESDAY WAS ACROBATICS DAY, starting with a dozen fourth graders. I asked the kids to take off their shoes and line up. Nothing happened. 24 eyes just stared at me. I repeated myself, a little more slowly and with better …Read More »
  • Body Language – An Excerpt from The Snow Clown

    Body Language – An Excerpt from The Snow Clown

    From Jeff Raz’s new book The Snow Clown The Snow Clown – Chapter 30 “A Cross is Burning” ON THE FIRST DAY of rehearsal, 22 of us sit on folding chairs, just barely fitting in the long, thin classroom we’ve …Read More »