Story Talk / Cuentos y Plática

Story Talk / Cuentos y Plática, a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, invites young adult audiences, ages 14-18, to connect with literature in transformative ways.  Bibliography selections are geared towards youth with stories loosely grouped around the themes of exile, coming of age, interior worlds and epiphanies.

Podcasts of the stories read in this project are downloaded onto a new iPod which is then raffled off to a lucky teen at the end of the program series.

From 2010-2013, this national project will involve over 30 librarians in 19 library systems in 11 different states.

If you are a librarian interested in participating in Story Talk / Cuentos y Plática, please contact our Program Manager, Stephanie Hanzel Cohen, at or at (609) 393-1750.

Story Talk brochure for teens.

Story Talk brochure for librarians.


Story Talk / Cuentos y Plática has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.