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From Africa to America

Donald Lewis takes the students through history with this collection of stories from African and African American traditions. Students will laugh out loud as they meet the silly selfish man with the tree on his head and hum along to Nat King Col's "Straighten Up and Fly Right" during hilarious renditions of beloved stories.


Donald Lewis


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About Donald Lewis

Donald Lewis, Jr. is one of the founders of KITA PRODUCTIONS.  Don is a graduate of New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and trained at the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  In 1984, he was a member of the acting ensemble SUNDANCE INSTITUTE. In 1995, he appeared in Edward Albees’ production “FRAGMENTS” and in the role of husband in the feature film “THE WEDDING”.  He has appeared on television on “The Big Easy” and “Orleans”. He has also appeared in many local commercials, and is a regular voice on WWOZ’s “The Live Wire”.  Don is an actor in Running With Scissors productions. He currently teaches drama and storytelling in the Recovery School District’s talented arts program and performs regularly at schools across the state with Young Audiences of Louisiana.

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Audience for this Offering

Grade Level/s

1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade


African American Studies
Character Development
Language and Arts
Multicultural Studies
Social Studies

Art Genre/s



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