What People Are Saying about Kucha & Baba Tony

Children and their parents sat mesmerized by Chicago storytellers Kucha Brownlee and Baba Tony Brown . . .

Merrillville Times

From infants through teens, Kucha and Baba Tony always manage to find a way to reach each child. It’s always good to see children who think they are too old or too cool to enjoy storytelling come around, begin to participate and find that they are having fun!

Kathy Dickson
Child Life Manager
LaRabida Hospital

I have attended many library programs, but never have I gone away with such a full and happy heart.

Jocelyn C. Bolton
Merrillville, Ind.

It was by far, one of our most successful family programs.

Kellee Rayburn
Children’s Services Librarian
Lake County Public Library

You had the children dancing in the aisles and the adults falling off their chairs in laughter.

Mary Alice Hofsess
Head of Children Services
Pekin Public Library

It was amazing how you were able to adapt to each different environment and adapt the same stories from complex to simple as the age ranges of the children differed from program to program.

Tamara Sanders-Carter
Hull House Association

Your energy and enthusiasm was eagerly reflected in the faces of children and parents alike.

Andrea Peterson
Lake Geneva Public Library
Lake Geneva, WI

The true telling point of success was when more children came in and stayed—and participated!

Arystine Danner
Children’s Librarian
Chicago Public Library—Douglass Branch

What a great time everyone had! You were superb, fantastic, tremendous . . . and that is not an exaggeration.

Rita Covington
Reavis Elementary School
Lansing School District #158

She [Kucha] delights her audiences with her contagious smile, pleasant personality, and wonderful storytelling skills. . . . When Kucha walks onto stage she immediately receives the attention of her audience by her pleasant smile and singing voice. From that point on the audience is “hooked.”

Kathy Birk
FAME Festival Vice-President

Kucha’s stories are engaging and memorable to everyone who listens . . . She definitely brings an element to the table that not many performers can offer.

Jessica Soto
Chicago Park District

You are an anointed storyteller!

Azziza
Executive Director
Knowledge and Wisdom Productions, Inc.

You have truly been blessed with an amazing talent. My students are still talking about it today. They thoroughly enjoyed every second.

Jaclyn Jensen
Horton Elementary
San Diego, CA

Baba Tony and Kucha have a wonderful gift for involving an audience in a story.

Katherine S. Kalweit
Project Administrator, Great Kids Partnership
Chicago Public Library

You [Kucha] and Tony captivated the kids’ attention and kept them engaged throughout. The stories you told were animated, colorful and connective to our garden theme.

Young M. Kaneshiro
Program Facilitator—Gardening
Chicago Park District

The best part about the project was the involvement of the children creating activities and movement.

Bobbie Lawrence
Second Grade Teacher
Whittier School

Your expertise as a master storyteller, singer, and percussionist has continuously helped to build our audience.

DuSable Museum of African-American History
Pamela Wrenn-Roberts
Assistant Director, Education

Your performance . . . simply brought stories to life! Our Young Author Winners were enthused to participate.

Rhonda Kimbrough
Area 7 Reading Coach
Chicago Public Schools

I was impressed with their ability to hold the attention of the audience, especially preschoolers.

Allison Bies
Youth Services Program Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

Our families had such a magnificent time!!! Many of our parents mentioned how comfortable you were with preschool aged children, most importantly how you held their attention throughout your performance.

Gwendolyn Harris
Owner, It Takes a Village Early Learning Centers