April 2, 2020
In the life of Pat Feehan (Grand Rapids, Michigan), libraries and books have been part of what she calls a joyful ride. They shaped and changed her life from the moment she first visited her elementary school library. This episode comes with wonderful insights, inspiring books, and the reasons why we can keep faith in humanity through reading and storytelling.
February 28, 2020
Two stories have guided and inspired Steve Sawyer (Mr. Steve) since he heard them for the first time when he was a little boy growing up in Maine: a Penobscot Tale and his great grandfather’s personal story. In both, you will find out why listening to our older generations is so important and how your life can be shaped by their words.
Transcript for BibliObservatory - Steve Sawyer - Episode 11
January 31, 2020
For Charles David Brooks III (Harlem, NY), his early years were shared between New York and South Carolina during World War II. From that time, the wisdom and stories that he heard from his ancestral mothers still exist. His life has featured many scenarios in the performing arts, but those words and messages shared by his beloved ones are intact and continue to inspire him.
Transcript for Charles David Brooks - Episode 10
- Knickerbockers Suit
- See Striking Photos of Harlem Street Life in the 1930s by Eliza Berman, Time-Life Magazine, New York, NY, 2016.
- Butler School, Hartsville, SC
- Claflin University, South Carolina
- The Ancient Kemetic Roots of Library and Information Science by IM Zulu, UCLA Center for Afro-American Studies, Los. Angeles, CA, 1993.
October 31, 2019
This episode takes us to Nica, La Suerte, retold by Lucy Vicioso-Harris (Bogotá, Colombia), who tells us why playing this audiobook over and over again became one of her most treasured childhood memories, and how moving to Polonia when she was teenager made a positive impact on her life. Furthermore, she offers us her views on early literacy as a vital factor for human well-being.