Far Away & Close to Home: Stories from Many Lands
'An excellent collection... The whole family will enjoy hearing all these stories several times over' - The Sacramento Bee Noa Baum believes in the power of stories to communicate our diversity while connecting us in our common humanity. She weaves together tales from her Jewish heritage, as well as other cultures, she create this delightful collection of stories from around the world. These stories celebrate timeless themes such as courage, generosity and hope. Born and raised in Jerusalem, trained in theatre and education, Noa Baum is an acclaimed performance artist, educator and workshop facilitator who brings stories to life with her animated and energetic style. Her storytelling builds a bridge of understanding and compassion between East and West, American and Israeli, Arab and Jew, past and present. Since 1982, Noa's storytelling has captivated and inspired children and adults internationally. She's worked with a wide spectrum of populations from Head Start programs and senior centers to universities and hundreds of schools, libraries, churches and Jewish congregations. Presentations include: The Kennedy Center; Stanford University; Jewish Museum of NYC; Mariposa Storytelling Festival; University of Alabama Law School; National Storytelling Network conferences; Oberlin college; Jewish Theological Seminary, NYC.; Noa's audio-tape 'Far Away and Close to Home' won a Parents' Choice Recommended award and she was recently awarded a 2004 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award.