Public school students across the five boroughs returned to school last week, and we at Making Books Sing have been reflecting on our education programs. Led by our superb Education Department, Education Director Brooke Boertzel and Associate Education Director Sara Hunter Orr, Making Books Sing is able to use theatre and music to inspire and educate children with residencies, workshops and touring shows. Of course none of this would be possible without our amazing team of talented teaching artists.
I’m not a big fan of books about trucks or caterpillars that talk. I’m more interested in how kids see the world and behave in it. However, if the truck or the caterpillar is a stand in for a kid, with kid emotions and concerns, then it’s okay.
Is there a journey of discovery on offer in the book? As I turn the pages, will I become more and more engrossed in the story, wondering where it’s going, how it will end.
How did you find out about Making Books Sing and what inspired you to get involved?
What programs do you teach for Making Books Sing:
I teach Literature at Play and sometimes you can catch me as Polar Bear and Roly Poly in If You Really Love Polar Bears.