We are surrounded by stories and every story has the power to send us a message, it’s up to us to pick it up so that we change and become better people.
Antonio Libertino, teacher of Italian to foreigners and already author many books, tells a variety of stories in his latest book and he does it through a special tool: those childish drawings, accompanied by words, that many call mind maps® .
Mind maps®, for those who still do not know them, are a learning tool invented by British author and consultant Tony Buzan. They can be used, also by those who have learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), to take notes, to learn new concepts, to make important decisions and, as in this case, to tell stories. In this book, just published by Meligrana Editore, many stories are told.
The collection, titled Mappe e Storie in Italiano, is suitable for foreigners, who can use it to improve their own way of speaking the so musical Italian language, perhaps following the steps suggested in the first pages. It’s also aimed at Italians, no matter if children or adults, who can simply enjoy the stories, reflecting on what they want to convey.
The album, with horizontal layout, can be flipped, colored and even listened to. In fact, thanks to the QR codes that are on each colored map, you will also have the opportunity to listen to the stories.
The collection is completed with a mind map created by the author in July 2016 after watching the tv show Sereno Variable talking about Tropea, his beloved home town, because the sponsorship of an area can also be done with creative tools, such as the ones that are inside Mappe e Storie in Italiano. You can find more information and a free preview on Meligrana Editore’s website and on www.italianoinitalia.com/mappe/maps.