Five classic children’s holiday tales are brought to life by local adults and students representing eight Madison area schools, Madison Youth Choirs and Children’s Theater of Madison in Wisconsin Public Radio’s (WPR) “A Children’s Holiday Special From Chapter A Day” Dec. 21, 22, 24 and 25.
The books featured are “The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story” by Lemony Snicket, “Tree of Cranes” by Allen Say, “Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanza Story” by Angela Shelf Medearis, “Nine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico” by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida, and “Coyote Christmas: A Lakota Story” by SD Nelson.
12:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on “Chapter A Day.” It also will be broadcast at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and 8 a.m. Christmas Day. WPR’s NPR News & Music stations will air it on Christmas Day at 2 p.m.
Calvin Branum, Middleton High School
Miranda Garcia-Dove, Madison West High School
Nicolette “Nico” Avery Fulwilder, Velma Hamilton Middle School
Mari Garey, Monona Grove High School
Jayquan Jaeger, Madison LaFollette High School
Sebastian “Sebby” LeBarron, Edgewood Campus School
Davi Leal, Eagle School
Lola Hernandez Mendoza, Madison Memorial High School
Walker Stephenson, Madison Country Day School
Carly Lincoln, Verona
Lisa Spierer, Madison
Jackie Tabares, Rockland, Mass.
NayMyo Win, Middleton
Cynthia Woodland, Madison