Sharon at St. Peter School in Washington, DC
annual visits in April 2017 and 2018
This wonderful private, Catholic school found Sharon's haitianmedford.com website with oral histories and folktales and
music from Haiti. St. Peter's has a sister school in Cap Haitien whom they support in many fantastic ways.
Sharon went to the school and performed four shows both years for children from pre-school through 8th grade. She brought everything she knew
about Haitian culture with her via her website (which you can see behind her in the photos), her almost 40 years of telling Haitian tales,
and extra special information about Haitian culture generously shared with her by Boston storyteller and painter Charlot Lucien.
She certainly needed Charlot's help because she and the school encouraged the children to have questions ready for her which were
definitely not all about folktales. The day began in April 2017 with a very small four year old asking, "What do the kids in Haiti have for pets?"
By the time the 8th graders came in the questions changed to, "Do they play video games? What are their favorite sports? What's the street food like?"
The folktales she performed were completely different for each age group. The support from everyone at the school
was exceptional and the children were excited, fascinated, and totally engaged.
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Learn more about St. Peter School here…