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.

Participating Students

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

Adult Narrators

Carly Lincoln, Verona

Lisa Spierer, Madison

Jackie Tabares, Rockland, Mass.

NayMyo Win, Middleton

Cynthia Woodland, Madison

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