Share your StoryAs part of The Seattle Public Library’s 2021 Summer of Learning programming, 10 youth will share their stories and how they see themselves reflected in American history in an online presentation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26.

Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required; sign up in the Library’s calendar.

About “Junior Storytellers Live”

"He who tells the story controls the narrative," said Delbert Richardson, second-generation storyteller, community scholar, and founder and curator of the American History Traveling Museum: The Unspoken Truths. "My national award-winning traveling museum teaches American history through an Afrocentric lens. These Black students have developed and are expressing their own personal stories through various sections of my museum. I am very proud of them because our youth has something to say!"

Under Richardson’s teaching, youth ages 12 to 18 created stories based on the American History Traveling Museum. They developed storytelling and leadership skills as they researched, created and shared stories that showcase African-American history, pride, resiliency and joy in a paid internship program this summer. Now they are ready to share their stories and insights, and discuss how they see themselves reflected in American history.

This program will be recorded and posted to the Library's YouTube page at a later date.


This program is presented by The Unspoken Truths, in partnership with The Seattle Public Library. It was funded by The Seattle Public Library Foundation. Shunpike is the fiscal sponsor of The Unspoken Truths. The American History Traveling History Museum, a project of Unspoken Truths, educates individuals, communities, educators, organizations and students on the unspoken truths of American history.

The Seattle Public Library’s Summer of Learning program has the theme of “What’s Your Story”? in 2021. Head to an open Library location to pick up a colorful, poster-size flier filled with writing prompts, quotes, questions and book recommendations that encourage youth and families to explore, create, draw and share stories with friends, families and neighbors all summer long.