(973) 673 - 1832



Harlem Book Fair
New York City
Paterson Public Library.
Stage One
Asbury Park, NJ
Lakewood Public Library
Lakewood, New Jersey
Women's Day Luncheon
St John's Church
Asbury , Park, NJ
City of East Orange
East Orange New Jersey
New Jersey Annual
Storytelling Festival
Grounds for Sculpture
Barnes & Noble Book Stores
Various Locations
County College of Morris
Randolph NJ.
Summer recreation program
South Plainfield
Newark Public Schools
Newark, NJ
Orange Public Schools
Orange, NJ
Hillside School
Montclair, NJ
Juneteenth Festival
Asbury Park, NJ
Hillside Public Library
Hillside NJ
Truth/Obama Presentation - NAACP of the Woodbridge Area
First Baptist church, Lincoln Gardens,NJ
Truth/Obama Presentation
Sister's Uptown Book Store Harlem, NY
Ezra Jack Keats reading
Macy's Brooklyn, NY

Shirley A. Johnson
Phone: 973.673.1832

  • A longtime teacher, Shirley Johnson shares stories that introduce children and adults to new characters and allows them to explore new lands. Johnson, who tells tales about African and African-Americans, is a favorite at festivals and literary workshops throughout New Jersey and New York City.
    - Star-Ledger
  • "A quick note to tell you that all day yesterday and already this morning, students and staff have come up to me to tell me how much they enjoyed the performance - everyone wanting to know how I found you - saying how much the music added to the storytelling and how much the musical instruments given to the students added to everything as well! It was great and I was so pleased. Thank you again!!"
    - Miriam Jacobs, Teacher of Disperse Dye Printing, Tutor, Judaic Artist
  • Thank you for helping to make our Book Fair and Anniversary Celebration a huge success. We're still singing 'AA Anansi" and I know the children loved your storytelling.
    - Cheryl, Wade, and Katura Hudson
  • "And, thank you. Mrs. Moses and I were just talking about yesterday. We were very pleased. The children and their teachers enjoyed you. You had a full house, and you managed it all! I am glad we met at Harlem Book Fair-Newark."
    - Sandra L. West, February 20th