Illinois Storyteller Profile

 

Name:Shimojima, Anne
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City:Morton Grove
State:IL
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Telephone:847-967-2361
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Email:anne@anneshimojima.com
Website:www.anneshimojima.com

Bio:Anne Shimojima has delighted youth and adult audiences of all sizes with her graceful and spirited performances of literary stories and historical pieces, and folk tales from her Asian heritage and around the world. She has performed in the Exchange Place at the National Storytelling Festival, as Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, and in festivals, schools, libraries, and museums across the country. An award-winning school library media specialist for over thirty years, Anne taught storytelling for National-Louis University and gives workshops on the use of storytelling in the classroom and library media center.

One of Anne’s most moving programs is Hidden Memory, the story of her Japanese American family’s immigration to the United States and experience in the incarceration camps of World War II. Her family history workshop guides participants in the creation of their own family history projects.
Age Groups:Adult Audiences
Elementary, Grades K-5
Family Audiences
High School/Young Adult
Middle, Grades 6-8
Story Types:Folk Tales/Fairy Tales/Fables/Tall Tales
Ghost/Scary
History
Humor
Multicultural
Travel:Yes
Workshops using Storytelling:For Educators
For Librarians