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In Search of the Flag

Listen on Spotify In Search of the Flag Join a high-stakes adventure through Humbolt Park! When Pedro and his Papi discover a mysterious pendent, they're swept into a race against time to save the park from extreme weather. Luckily, friendly locals (including talking statues!) help them on their journey by sharing details about the park's Puerto Rican …

Sankofa: A Journey into Bronzeville’s Poppin’ Past

Listen on Spotify Sankofa: A Journey into Bronzeville's Poppin' Past Team up with Gwen, a fearless young writer, as she guides her little brother Haki through the rich history of their beloved neighborhood. Learn about the lives and impact of famous African-American Chicagoans like Sam Cooke, Ida B. Wells, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Listen to the stories behind …

The Night Heron

The Night Heron Welcome to Horner Park. The crickets were pretty loud last night. Too loud. They say it’s because the grasshoppers were spooked by a stranger in town. Who is this strange new bird and who invited him to Horner Park? The Grackle? The Skunk? Sounds like a case for…The Night Heron. Help solve the mystery …

Saving Solstice

Saving Solstice is a story about Leora, a young girl who lives on a remote island. Her yearly holiday plans to visit her Aunt Alvie for the Solstice are ruined when her parents receive some bad news. A once-in-a-century wind storm is headed to the island and they are advised not to sail to the …

Butterflies, Aztec Gods & Puerquitos/Sweet Piggie Bread

Butterflies, Aztec Gods & Puerquitos/Sweet Piggie Bread    Chicago storyteller Jasmin Cardenas and her children Mateo (8) and Catalina (5) lead listeners in a game of “I Spy” through Little Village, Chicago’s quintessential Mexican American community. Listeners are encouraged to keep count how many decorative monarch butterflies and Mexican flags they see along the way. Stops at …

Stacey's Walk

Stacey's Walk  While on a walk to cool down from an argument with her mother, Stacey, a young, Black Chicagoan finds herself exploring a neighborhood close to home. She encounters several places from her family's memories like the Jeffery Theater, Woolworth’s, South Shore Beach, and Majani’s Restaurant, and conjures up a few of her own. Take …

The Green Heron

The Green Heron - or - Should I Be Scared?    Follow a spunky young Green Heron south along the shores of North Pond, beside the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum until the story ends at Fullerton Parkway. You’ll meet some of the heron’s animal friends on the way, and learn a little bit about nature here in the heart …

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