Annette Harrison is one of the several Discussion Leaders who works with parents to encourage literacy in Missouri youth. To learn more about the Missouri Humanities Council’s child literacy program, READ from the START, please click here.
A multi-talented storyteller, performer, author, and educator, Annette draws her listeners in with her amazing dramatic abilities. Her high energy, sometimes over the top and always-heartfelt delivery has earned her the title of “kid-magnet.” The children shout “You’re funny!” and she is, but serious and important messages are hidden within the stories.
Annette feels strongly about teaching through storytelling, whether it be character education, important events in history, or giving insights into the diverse cultures of the world. She has traveled throughout the United States performing, teaching, and giving keynote addresses. She has written two highly acclaimed storytelling resource books and was co-host of Gator Tales, a children’s television program on CBS promoting literacy, responsibility, and self-esteem.
In 2011, the National Storytelling Network awarded Annette Harrison the National ORACLE Award for Regional Storytelling Excellence.