Janice Green (Griot)

National Library Week 2013
Janice Greene (picture)
In honor of National Library Week (April 14-20), Francis Gregory Library invited a special guest, Janice Greene. Ms. Greene is a griot, or storyteller, who performs folk tales in the West African tradition.

Ms. Greene told many stories, including one about how the turtle got its shell. She also sang songs, engaged our children in call-and-response, and included lessons on life and the importance of literacy.

If you would like to read books on West African folk tales, visit our catalog. To learn about griots and the griot tradition, check out these books or visit your local library.