Carol Levin librarian red jacketCarol Simon Levin has had a career as a college & children’s librarian, author, independent historian, storyteller and program presenter.  

Carol Simon Levin is a professional storyteller and independent historian who specializes in telling the stories of “fascinating women history forgot” through first person portrayals. She is a NJ Council for the Humanities Public Scholar presenting “Reclaiming Our Voice: NJ’s Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage” which she also published as an article in March 2020 online issue of Garden State Legacy. She has also authored the book Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates which profiles 69 women – well-known and unknown – who worked tirelessly for women’s rights in America. Carol holds a BA focusing on women’s history and history of technology from Cornell University and a Masters in Library Services from the University of Arizona. She is also the founder of Telling Her Stories.

Whether she is impersonating the woman who helped to build the Brooklyn Bridge, telling the stories of early women in women’s rights and aviation, engaging families in a rousing Halloween Hootenany of songs and stories, expanding on the mathematical and artistic possibilities of a simple square, or sharing the story of a dolphin who learned to swim with an artificial tail (along with activities to help children understand what it is like to live with a disability), she always strives to create exciting programs that engage audiences of all ages and expand their horizons.

For  more information on any of her Telling Her Stories  presentations, check out the website tellingherstories.com.

She brings her presentations to libraries, senior centers, historical societies, schools, camps and other venues. Each can be tailored to different ages. STEM and holiday programs and resources for children and teachers can be found at: www.carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com.  

Carol Simon Levin is a New Jersey Council for the Humanities Public Scholar, a member of the New Jersey Storytelling Network, the National Women’s History Alliance, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

She can be reached at:  cslevin59 (at) gmail.com or by phone 908 781-6041 (home) or 908 361-6519 (cell).

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Carol Simon Levin is a professional storyteller, historical impersonator and NJ Council for the Humanities Scholar specializing in “Fascinating Women History Forgot”  —  women of all colors and creeds who have fought for women’s rights. She is the author of the book Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates and the Garden State Legacy article Reclaiming OurVoice: NJ’s Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage. She also does programs on Emily Roebling: Bridge Builder in Petticoats, Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, as well as female aviators, astronauts, and inventors.     tellingherstories.com

Carol Simon Levin as Jeannette Rankin

Carol Simon Levin as Jeannette Rankin in “Pickets & Persistence”

Trailblazer: Aida de Acosta, the First Woman Aero-Driver in the World

Trailblazer: Aviator, Elinor Smith

Trailblazer: Bridge Builder in Petticoats, Emily Warren Roebling





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  1. Anthony Lusardi says:

    Here’s the web link to my article on your female aviators lecture at Rockaway Twp Library. Hope you enjoy and again it was pleasure meeting you and covering your presentation. Web Link: http://www.newjerseyhills.com/the_citizen/news/female-aviators-in-focus-in-rockaway-township/article_ca544969-2d46-5be9-b589-c7e24eef7a87.html
    Anthony Lusardi
    The Citizen newspaper

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