Stories of Missouri History
Shelton is a storyteller, author and educator from St. Louis. She earned a master's degree in communication from Webster University, and worked part-time for the Humanities Council's "Read from the Start" program as a discussion leader. She tells a wide variety of stories and encourages audience participation. Her repertoire includes story songs, folk tales and inspirational and original stories, and she has created first person narratives of historical women from the African American experience, presented in period costume.