Martin, Rosa & Nate


 “Nancy Shapiro-Pikelny gives children wings through her stories, her teaching and her spirit.  There are so many kids out there soaring because of her influence.”
– Lori Dube, Director Community Relations NPO

 Nancy’s audiences are inspired and delighted by her stories of the iconic leaders and unsung heroes and heroines who led the way in creating a more just and compassionate society.

Weaving a rich tapestry of historical stories, family-lore and multicultural folktales, Nancy portrays characters and their struggles that call for courage, responsibility, vision and empathy.

MLK Stories

♦ Celebrate the legacy of Freedom Dreamers
♦ Embrace diversity
♦ Foster tolerance and compassion
♦ Support character education
♦ Nurture the development of social skills
♦ Promote conflict resolution

Bring a storytelling performance to your school for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day or throughout the year.
Separate programs are designed for K – 2 and Grades 3 – 5.

“Nancy has an amazing ability to connect with students of all ages. Our students were engaged, actively listening and moved by her stories of courage and strength. She brought to life a part of our history that today’s children can only read about.”
– Michael Kahn, Director K-4 Sager Solomon Schechter Day School


Underground RR statue



For more info about booking ‘Martin, Rosa & Nate’ for your school community, contact:


“The shortest distance between 2 people is a story!”
– a sign posted in Nancy’s classroom

Return to Main Programs Page