STORY TIME
Now more than ever, the world
needs places to come together with compassion and love. 

Since we cannot gather as a community normally would,
Artists have the unique ability to provide consistency and
create a sense of certainty in an uncertain world.

In light of current conditions
resulting from the
COVID-19 pandemic,
the Young Artist Academy™
applauds those finding creative
ways to connect with people.
Every great artist is a storyteller, and over the past 40 years,
we’ve enjoyed mentoring some of the greatest modern storytellers.

The Young Artist Academy™ is pleased to share recorded storytelling
from some of our most noted Alumni and current Academy Members of the 2020 Class. 

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ADULT ALUMNI

Elijah Wood • Class of 1993
Melissa Gilbert • Class of 1984
Tia & Tamera Mowry • Class of 2001
Sean Astin • Class of 1990

Haylie Duff • Class of 1999
Jane Kaczmarek • Class of 2004
Amanda Bynes • Class of 2004
Amver Rose Tamblyn • Class of 2004

ME AND MY CAT
by Satoshi Kitamura

read by
Elijah Wood

MY ROTTEN REDHEAD OLDER BROTHER
by Patricia Polacco

read by
Melissa Gilbert

NO MIRRORS IN MY NANA'S HOUSE
by Ysaye M. Barnwell

read by
Tia & Tamera Mowry

A BAD CASE OF STRIPES
by David Shannon

read by
Sean Astin

ROMEOW & DROOLIET
by Nina Laden

read by
Haylie Duff

THANK YOU, MR. FALKER
by Patricia Polacco

read by
Jane Kaczmarek

THE NIGHT I FOLLOWED THE DOG
by Nina Laden

read by
Amanda Bynes

WHITE SOCKS ONLY
by Evelyn Coleman

read by
Amber Rose Tamblyn

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2020 CLASS MEMBERS

SYLVIE
by Jennier Sattler

read by
Brianna Bazler
IMDb

BORN TO RIDE
by Larissa Theule

read by
Dana Koops
IMDb

SNOW BEARS
by Martin Waddell

read by
Dylan Duff
IMDb

CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM
by Bill Martin & John Archambault

read by
Eden Summer Gilmore
IMDb

QUEEN OF THE SCENE
by Queen Latifah

read by
Franiya Tiffany
IMDb

PINKALICIOUS AND THE BABYSITTER
by Victoria Kann

read by
Hendrix Yancey
IMDb

NAHWAL UNICORN OF THE SEA
by Ben Clanton

read by
Ines Feghouli
IMDb

THE FAIRY PRINCESS AND THE FROG PRINCE
by Kristen C Plaisance

read by
Isabella Fowler
IMDb

HI! FLY GUY
by Tedd Arnold


read by
Joshua Packard
IMDb

J'AI PERDU MON CHAT
by Philippe Beha

read in French by
Juliette Maxyme Proulx 🇨🇦
IMDb

LITTLE MISS LIBERTY
by Chris Robertson

read by
Kate Scott
IMDb

VOYAGER: An Adventure to the Edge of the Solar System
by Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy

read by
Kate Scott
IMDb

THE SNEETCHES
by Dr. Seuss

read by
Lacey Caroline
IMDb

THE GRUFFALO
by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

read by
Lilo Baier
IMDb

MORE PARTS
by Tedd Arnold

read by
Madeline Lupi
IMDb

GOLDY THE PUPPY AND THE MISSING SOCKS
by Kim Ann

read by
Mason McNulty
IMDb

THE BIG HONEY HUNT
by Stanley and Janice Berenstain

read by
Parker James Fullmore
IMDb

ZOG
by Julia Donaldson

read by
Sage Mayer
IMDb

HOW DO DINOSAURS COUNT TO TEN?
by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

read by
Sebastian Billingsley-Rodriguez
IMDb

LAURA D. AND HER VEGGIES
by Laura Danowski

read by
Vox Smith
IMDb

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