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Speaking for Fire (DVD)

Speaking for Fire (DVD) by James Bluewolf, illustrations by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

When Fire destroys life and land, the peoples want to be rid of him. It seems no one will speak for Fire until a most unlikely voice is heard.

Speaking for Fire, narrated by author James BlueWolf in the tradition of native storytellers, and illustrated with cut-paper designs by Carolyn Wing Greenlee, is brought to life in a stunning video version of the original book.

Wordcraft AwardWINNER
Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and
Storytellers Children’s Literary Award

 

 

 

Speaking for Fire - front coverAlso available in book form.

 

 

 

 

Toady Jewels Too

Toady Jewels Too by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

More quotations collected by Carolyn Wing Greenlee. Gathered during a time of many deaths and serious illnesses of friends and family, Toady Jewels Too can comfort others in similar sorrows. Subjects include Love, God, Ministry, Beauty, Life, Death, People and the Communication Arts.

Toady Jewels

Toady Jewels by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

After ten years in a legalistic church, Carolyn Wing Greenlee was empty, confused, and suicidal, but God sent True Believers to disciple His devastated child. The God they revealed to her was so astounding that she could not remember what they said, so she began taking notes during their conversations.

Toady Jewels is a collection of the comments which helped Carolyn into the delight of knowing the One True and Living God. It includes quotes on such subjects as God, The Christian Walk, Art and Beauty, The Flesh and the Devil, Obedience and Servanthood.

The title comes from Shakespeare:

“Sweet are the uses of adversity
Which like the toad,
ugly and venomous?
Wears yet a precious jewel
in his head.”

The Aardvark-to-Zebu-Animal-Cartooning-How-to Book

The Aardvark-to-Zebu-Animal-Cartooning-How-to Book by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

The Aardvark-to-Zebu-Animal-Cartooning-How-to Book is a whimsical approach to the art of cartooning animals. Practical, playful and informative, it offers a part-by-part look at what makes each animal uniquely itself. It’s fun to look at, fun to read, and fun to try.

Into Their Skin, Both Now & Then

Into Their Skin, Both Now & Then by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

What did Joseph of Arimathea feel while he washed the broken body of Christ? What did Lot’s wife think as she fled from the exploding city? Writing biblical monologues helps you get “into their skin.” It is full of practical information on dramatization with completed scripts written by Carolyn and her students illustrating principles and even some of the most common pitfalls of monologues.

But What If?

But What If? by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

What if Saul had gone out to fight Goliath? What if Ananias and Sapphira had repented before the Lord? The truth of God is fathomless, yet we can become superficial in our reading of His Word. We can be bereft of greater, richer depths of understanding simply because of the familiarity of the “stories” we know so well. Reversal Scripts can help us see these familiar stories in a new light.

Wildflowers in the Snow

Wildflowers in the Snow by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

The gentle title and cover of this book belie its fierce heart and ten years of struggling to find a voice after generations of fear and silence. Speaking through the voices of her ancestors and the Chinese who labored to build this country, wresting through issues of womanhood, aging, ailing parents, difficult relationships, seeking and questioning God, discovering the blessings of adversity, celebrating the joys of grandchildren and creative gifts, Carolyn explores identity, life, and voice, not just for the Chinese, but for all who pioneer new lands, sacrificing to make a better place for those who are yet to come.

Review Quotes

Hers is a singular, tenacious, gritty, authentic, tender, and alluring voice which captivates the heart and engages the soul. Wildflowers in the Snow is not so much a collection of poems as it is an irrepressible summons to live our lives spiritedly, compassionately, and courageously. — Calder Lowe, Executive Editor, “The Montserrat Review”

Carolyn has perfect pitch in her writing…the outsider using sleek illuminations to light her way home… — Jay Bail, Editor, “The Book Reader”

Eternal River, Vol II

Eternal River, Vol II: The Claremont Years by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

Things were vastly different in 1951 when Tom and Kay Wing moved their family to Claremont, California. At age 4, their daughter Carolyn was about to spend the next 13 years experiencing life from the inside of their custom house, being reared in the combination of old Chinese and new American ideas that her parents chose from navigating their own difficult pasts. With brilliant, dynamic, powerful parents, and an older sister who excelled at everything; through the rigors of childhood, the brutality of junior high and the awkwardness of high school, Carolyn must fight for a place of her own. With great insight and humor, Carolyn Wing Greenlee tells of these years in a way that is poignant, captivating and deeply touching.

Eternal River, Vol II: The Claremont Years is part in a series of the Wing family memoirs, which includes:

Son of South Mountain & Dust

Inside the Oy Quong Laundry

Eternal River, Vol I: The Early Years

Eternal River, Vol III: The Next Thirty Years

Eternal River, Vol I

Eternal River, Vol I: The Early Years by Carolyn Wing Greenlee

An American memoir: Overcoming conflicts within Confucian culture, and the era when Chinese Americans are not welcome in White neighborhoods, Tom and Kathleen Wing forge their way with ingenuity and grit, and the support of loyal friends who open doors for them that society had locked. Eternal River is a celebration of Tom and Kay’s endurance, courage and determination, and their creative contributions to American life.

Eternal River, Vol I: The Early Years is part in a series of the Wing family memoirs, which include:

Son of South Mountain & Dust

Inside the Oy Quong Laundry

Eternal River, Vol II: The Claremont Years

Eternal River, Vol III: The Next Thirty Years