Anne has a new CD! Sakura Tales: Stories from Japan. Order it here!
Sakura Tales: Stories from Japan  has received a Storytelling World Resource Honor Award
         in the category of Storytelling Recordings!


Upcoming public performances:

Hidden Memory: An American Story
The inspiring story of Anne’s family’s journey from Japan to the United States and through the incarceration camps of World War II.
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 6:30 pm, Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 6:00 pm, Fox Lake District Library, 255 W. Grand Avenue, Fox Lake, IL.

               Anne's performance of Hidden Memory: An American Story
              received a standing ovation at the National Storytelling Festival in 2017!

Whether it is with a thoughtful story for adults, a funny folk tale for children, or the inspiring history of her Japanese American family’s experience in the incarceration camps during World War II, Anne Shimojima reminds us that to be human is to travel on the most fascinating journey of all. Her repertoire includes folk tales from around the world and historical pieces that help us find our place in the world today.

A professional storyteller since 1982, Anne performs in festivals, schools, libraries, museums, and conferences, and anywhere people gather to hear a good story. Her thirty-five years as an elementary school library media specialist and decades of performing have given her a deep understanding of the universal truths we can all find in story.

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Workshop Presenter

P.O. Box 113
Morton Grove, IL 60053