“Tell Me A Story!” Focuses on Culture and Literacy

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StorytellingFestival2“Tell Me a Story!” a literacy event for Clarkston families,  will be held Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Clarkston Community Center and the Clarkston Library.  The event has been a group effort that aims to highlight the value of oral storytelling in developing literacy while  sharing the rich cultural traditions of Clarkston’s community members. The purpose of the event is to promote the importance of talking, singing, and reading to babies and pre-schoolers and to demonstrate activities that families can do at home with their children.  Tell Me a Story! will feature children’s stories from around the world, as well as book making activities,  language games, play and learn,  face painting,  and a reading corner.   Story tellers include Deborah Strahorn who is president of the Kuumba Black Story Tellers Association, Queen Glitter, and local story tellers who will share stories from Sudan, Somalia, and other countries.   Families will be invited participate in the annual Friends of the Library book sale and sign up for library cards.

“Tell Me A Story!,”  sponsored by the Clarkston Early Learning Network  and the Clarkston Library, is funded in part by the DeKalb County Opportunity Zone.  Partners include: Friends of Refugees/ Mommy and Me, DeKalb County PHLOTES, Refugee Family Services, Clarkston First Baptist Church, USA Sudan and South Sudan Association, Refugee Family Assistance Project, United Way of Greater Atlanta, Clarkston Development Foundation (CDF), Global Growers, Clarkston Community Center, Rainbow Press, and  Little Red Resource House.

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