HOME Multilingual Story Time

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May on the third Wednesday until Wed May 17 2023 .
January 18, 2023 - 10:30am - 11:00am
February 15, 2023 - 10:30am - 11:00am
March 15, 2023 - 10:30am - 11:00am
April 19, 2023 - 10:30am - 11:00am
May 17, 2023 - 10:30am - 11:00am


This is a virtual event.

HOME Multilingual Story Time features children’s books written or illustrated by authors, illustrators, and artists who have faced forced displacement as refugees, asylum seekers, or immigrants, and come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Designed for children aged 4-8, we believe that reading picture books is a way to share and discuss big ideas with young children. We end each virtual session with an art activity from Lynden art educator Claudia Orjuela. Follow-up activities will be available for download. Scheduled to screen every third Wednesday of the month, HOME Story Time is a collaboration with Wisconsin for Ukraine, the Milwaukee Public Library, the Islamic Resource Center, Hanan Refugee Relief Group, Alliance Française de Milwaukee, and Milwaukee African Women's Association. Videos remain on view once they are posted.

Schedule, Recordings, and Activities

January 18: Кузини Назавжди/Cousins Forever, written by Elisavet Arkolaki, and illustrated by Charikleia Arkolaki, read in Ukrainian and English by Halyna Salapata from Wisconsin for Ukraine. View the recording here.
February 15: Pelo Malo No Existe/Bad Hair Does Not Exist, written by Sulma Arzu-Brown and illustrated by Isidra Sabio, read in Spanish and English by Letty Nyamatutu. View the recording here.
March 15: The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water, written by Idries Shah, and illustrated by Ingrid Rodriguez, read in Dari and English by Khojesta Faizi. View the recording here.
April 19: Sirenas/Julian is a Mermaid, written and illustrated by Jessica Love, read in Spanish and English by CK Ledesma from PEAK Initiative.
May 17: سميرة في العيد/Samira's Eid, written by Nasreen Aktar, and illustrated by Enebor Attard, read in Arabic and English
September 20: Quizás Algo Hermoso: Cómo el Arte Transformó un Barrio/Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood, written by Isabel Campoy, and illustrated by Theresa Howell, read in Spanish and English
October 18: Війна, що змінила Рондо/How War Changed Rondo, written and illustrated by Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, read in Ukrainian and English
November 15: El Día de los Muertos/The Day of the Dead: A Bilingual Celebration by Bob Barner, read in Spanish and English
December 20: Kab Lub Vaj/Ka’s Garden, written by Maggie Lee McHugh and Dr. Bee Lo, and illustrated by Vong Lao, read in Hmong and English

Access prior HOME Story Time videos and activities here.

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