Monica – Story Time

The William Grant Still Arts Center’s very own Education Coordinator, Monica Bailey, brings you story time.

Story Time (Duke Ellington)

Watch and listen, William Grant Still Arts Center artist, Monica Bailey as she reads from Duke Ellington, an illustrated children’s book written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

Story Time (Class 2)

With a twist on a classic tale, Monica Bailey reads a story written and illustrated by neighborhood film maker/artists, Alile Sharon Larkin. All kids will enjoy this special story time with Monica.

Story Time (Class 3)

Join William Grant Still Arts Center Education Coordinator, Monica Bailey as she reads, Tito Puente Mambo King, A bilingual picture book by Monica Brown, Illustrated by Rafael Lopez. You and your little ones will love hearing and seeing how Tito Puente grew from a mischievous boy in Harlem to be the Mambo King. Tito Puente was mentor and Life long collaborator of Willie Bobo.

Story Time (Class 4)

Teaching artist Monica Bailey reads a funny and cute story called “Bugs for Lunch” by Margery Facklam and Illustrated by Sylvia Long. It will be sure to have kids engaged and laughing.

Story Time (Class 5)

In this special edition of Story time with William Grant Still Arts Center teaching artist, Monica Bailey, It’s Mother’s Day, so Monica’s girls are entertained on Zoom by the one and only Sloan Robinson. Watch Sloan as she reads the story of Josephine Baker.

Story Time – (Class 6)

William Grant Still Art Center teaching artist Monica Bailey reads from the classic Anansi tales. This week, it’s Anansi Goes Fishing retold by Eric A. Kimmel and Illustrated by Janet Stevens.

Story Time – (Class 7)

You and the young ones can watch William Grant Still Arts Center Staff, Monica Bailey as she reads about embracing the skin you’re in. Today’s book is Brown Sugar Babe by Charlotte Watson Sherman with Illustrations by Akem

Story Time – (Class 8)

Children feel our emotions, if we are distraught or unhappy. These are natural emotions, but we can always let them know that they are loved and make them feel safe. This week, William Grant Still Arts Center’s teaching artist, Monica Bailey reads from “Tanya’s Reunion” by Valerie Flournoy and images by Jerry Pinkney. We hope this story of love and family can uplift the youngsters in your life.