Author Archives: Carol Simon Levin

About Carol Simon Levin

Carol Simon Levin has had a career as a college & children’s librarian, author, storyteller and program presenter. Whether she is impersonating the woman who helped to build the Brooklyn Bridge, telling the amazing stories of early women in 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 her audience’s interests and expand their horizons. She has always been particularly fascinated by the history of technology and women’s history. She has authored Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates and has created three programs introducing the women — well-known and unknown — who worked tirelessly for women’s rights in this country. For more information on any of her Telling Her Stories presentations, check out the website tellingherstories.com. She can bring her presentations to libraries, senior centers, historical societies, schools, camps and other venues. Each can be tailored to different ages. Additional programs and resources for children and teachers can be found at: www.carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com. Carol Simon Levin is a member of the New Jersey Storytelling Network, the New Jersey Library Association, 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).

Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage premiering March 24th

The Historical Society of Plainfield will host a lecture entitled “Reclaiming Our Voice:  New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Woman Suffrage” on Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the Drake House Museum. Carol Simon Levine will be … Continue reading

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Celebrate Women’s History Month Across NJ

Carol (and her many personas) will be appearing across NJ during the month of March — and many venues welcome visitors — click on the “performance schedule” tab for details.  If you need additional information, feel free to contact me … Continue reading

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‘Her Stories’ with Carol Simon Levin featured on Leftscape Podcast

This week on The Leftscape, Mary McGinley speaks with historian and performer Carol Simon Levin. After minoring in Women’s History at Cornell University, Levin wasn’t yet on her current path of immersion and fascination with the topic. It was a chance meeting at … Continue reading

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“Abigail Adams” will be presenting “Remembering the Ladies” at Convention Days in Seneca Falls

Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates.  Carol Simon Levin portrays Abigail Adams — who famously wrote to her husband John asking that the Continental Congress “remember the ladies” when drafting new laws for the new nation. … Continue reading

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Remembering the Ladies: A Coloring Book is now available on Kickstarter

“And by the way in the new Code of Laws…I desire you would remember the ladies… If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound … Continue reading

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Lecture on WWII WASPS set for June 15 at Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s Warren branch

Carol Simon Levin, a SCLSNJ youth services librarian and historical interpreter, will present A W.A.S.P. Takes Wing: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II at SCLSNJ’s Lunch & Learn on June 15, at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch. … Continue reading

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Come see “Emily Roebling” at the Spirit of NJ History Fair

“Emily Roebling” will join  Clara Barton, George Washington and Walt Whitman Saturday, May 14th at the 12th annual SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ.  Come for historical reinactmentsas well as such  as 19th … Continue reading

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