References

Reviews

School Library Journal

August 2004 *starred review* *WASHINGTON, Donna L. A Pride of African Tales. illus. by James Ransome. 70p. map. further reading notes. CIP. HarperCollins/Amistad. 2004. Tr $16.99. ISBN 0-06-024929-3; PLB $17.89. ISBN 0-06-024932-3. LC 94-18697. Gr 1-5- Like a group of lions, these six stories are majestic. “Anansi’s Fishing Expedition”...

Carteret County Public Library

Carteret County Public Library Member CPC Regional Library 210 Turner Street Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 728-2050 o Phone (252) 728-1537 o Fax July 19, 2004 Donna Washington 2 Haggis Ct. Durham, NC 27705 Dear Donna; We thank you for your wonderful contribution to our first Storytelling Festival here in...

Woman of a thousand stories

Woman of a thousand stories She’s got stories to tell By The Daily Reflector Tuesday, April 25, 2006 Donna Washington may or may not be a woman of a thousand faces. But she is certainly a woman of a thousand stories. ON VIDEO Watch and listen as she tells...

Taking in the arts

Taking in the arts Storyteller kicks off Cabarrus Arts Council school program By Justin Vick jvick@independenttribune.com Tuesday, September 19, 2006 Bridgett Baker CONCORD – Seventh graders at C.C. Griffin Middle School showed their excitement to be out of class Monday morning by stomping the beat of Queen’s “We Will...

Letters of Reference

Laura J. Wright

To whom it may concern: Excellent! Wonderful! Awesome! These were just some of the adjectives that were used by students, staff, and parents to describe the visit of Donna Washington to our district and our neighboring district, Medford Lakes. Donna spent an entire week here, and met with all...

Deborah Lancaster

October, 24 2001 Dear Donna, We want to thank you for your performance at our school on October 17th. You do such a wonderful job of engaging the children and maintaining their interest. We have had a lot of positive feedback from the staff and children. One of the...

Susan L. Adams

April 5, 2002 To Whom It May Concern: I have been lucky enough to be a part of the audience for quite a few of Donna Washington’s wonderful storytelling programs, so I can personally recommend her unmistakable talent and skill. When she tells the story of the “Exploding Frog”...

Jan Morris

April 10, 2000 To Whom It May Concern: I would like to highly recommend Ms. Donna Washington. She is an excellent writer, actress, and teacher. In our years of working together in the Writers-in-Residence program, Donna has shown wonderful insight in dealing with our at-risk population. Thank you for...

Linda Bates Brookshier

April 5, 2000 To Whom It May Concern: This letter comes in support of Donna Washington, a woman I have known as a storyteller, colleague and friend for seven or more years. Donna has performed as a storyteller for students and adults and as a workshop presenter for teachers...

Ron Jones

Ron Jones Youth Services Consultant State Library of North Carolina 109 east Jones St., Raleigh, NC 72601 919.733.2570 rjones@library.dcr.state.nc.us To whom it may concern I have observed Donna Washington as a storyteller in a performance with children as well as in a workshop setting with other storytellers. I have...

Pauletta Brown Bracy

25 March 2002 To Whom It May Concern: I am pleased to submit this letter of support for Donna Washington who seeks to participate in a storytelling event sponsored by your organization. My association with Ms. Washington that spans a number of years began when I planned a storytelling...

Michelle Ashford, CCLS

November, 12 2003 Donna Washington 2 Haggis Ct. Durham, NC 27705 Dear Donna, On behalf of the patients, families, and staff here at Duke Children’s Hospital, I would like to thank you for your wonderful story telling talent and the time you spent with us on October 31st. I...

Fan Mail

Brenda Wall – Lucy Hilton Maddox Memorial Library

Email received 2/8/2007 Dear Dave: Well, Donna’s visit ended about four hours ago and we have all the furniture back in place and our breathing has almost returned to normal. I’m guessing our entire staff will sleep soundly tonight. Donna was magnificent. The children adored her, the adults adored...

Justin Ashworth – McNamara Elementary School

Dear Donna Washington, Hi! My name is Justin Ashworth. I’m the library media specialist at McNamara Elementary School in Baldwinsville, New York. In late October we met and spoke briefly while you were storytelling at our school. Your visit left such an impression on our students that we studied...

Brandy Wyatt, Children’s Specialist

Email received 8/3/2006 Dear Donna: I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks for the enthralling performance that you put on for our 2006 Vacation Reading Program on June 14. The kids and adults truly enjoyed it; they could not stop talking about you. I thought...

Lisa Kissner

Email received 7/23/2004 Dear Donna, Thank you, thank you, thank you for entertaining my son, Parke and I on Tuesday in Wallace, NC. We were delighted by your performance and have been thoroughly enjoying your CD, Little Shivers. In fact, we have listened to the CD about 10 times...

Glenn Gesek – Reflections from Kids at Van Buren Elementary School Baldwinville, NY

Michael (Daddy) and Ceridwyn (Daughter) Quaintance – A new companion

Ms. Washington, In the old days a man’s car was his castle, folks entered as guests, and honored guests sat up front…with explicit instructions not to touch the radio or slam the door….lest you find yourself standing on the roadside waiting for the bus, while wondering if you had...

Linda L. MacKay

Dear Donna, Thank you so much for an awesome day yesterday!!!!!!! I have never seen our students so captivated by a performer. You had them in the palm of your hand, and they loved every minute of your stories. I have had many enthusiastic comments from students and teachers...