JUDY SIMA is considered the Pied Piper of storytelling in the Metropolitan Detroit area. More than any other single storyteller, Judy has helped to foster and cultivate the next generation of storytellers. Judy’s love of story is infectious and she has willingly shared her talents, her resources and her enthusiasm throughout the North Central region and beyond.” National Storytelling Network North Central Service and Leadership Oracle Award recipient www.JudySima.com.
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One of Michigans premier storytellers, JUDY SIMA has been delighting audiences since 1983, Judy Simas warm, engaging performances bubble over with humor, song, and loads of audience participation. Judy has been featured at conferences and festivals, schools and libraries throughout across the country. Using modeling, active involvement, and comprehensive handouts, JUDY is nationally recognized for her inspiring workshops for educators, librarians, students, and families. She is frequently featured at the National Storytelling Conference, American Association of School Librarians, International Reading Conference.
As a School Librarian for over 35 years, JUDY introduced many young people to the art of storytelling. Her book, Raising Voices: Creating Youth Storytelling Groups and Troupes, (Libraries Unlimited) considered a must have for anyone working with young people. JUDY’s story The Boy Who Drew Cats appears in the August House Book of Scary Stories. She is featured in Story Watchers Club DVD: Good Character, Creative Child Magazines DVD of the Year Award. JUDY’s nationally published articles on storytelling have inspired others to share their stories whether in the classroom or around the kitchen table. Her articles are featured in: Beginners Guide to Storytelling, Pathways to Literacy, Telling Stories to Children, Tales as Tools, The Storytelling Classroom, Book Links, Media Spectrum, Storytelling Magazine, Teaching Tolerance, Oasis Magazine, Library Talk.
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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