Recording talking books with Frederico
Recording plant remedy recipes with Frederico Sanchez, one of the most knowledgeable Asháninka from Paititi, Peru. This talking book speaks the recipes back to the young people of this village in their native language as they leaf through the pages, looking at images of the plants described. The interactive nature of these solar-powered talking books helps to stimulate the children’s interest in medicinal plants while preserving native language and medicinal plant knowledge. The books are especially helpful in communities such as this with many non-literate members.