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Storyteller Spins Tales for Drake Elementary Students

Storyteller Spins Tales for Drake Elementary Students

Storyteller, educator and author Karima Amin was the guest at the Drake Elementary Reading Assembly recently.  She shared stories and fables with the students that promoted literacy and engaged the students with songs and tales.  She told the students, “I am so happy to be here.  I was a teacher for 25 years and I love to read and I love it when children like to read.  I don’t know what would happen to us if we didn’t love books.” 

She told the students the story of Thomas Mead who never learned to read and what happened to him because of that refusal to learn.  She also shared the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare.  “I like stories that have an important message.”  

Karima is a co-founder of “Spin-A-Story of WNY” and “Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of WNY”.  

Photo of Storyteller at Drake