Author Archives: Carol Simon Levin

About Carol Simon Levin

Carol Simon Levin has had a career as a college & children’s librarian, author, storyteller and program presenter. Whether she is impersonating the woman who helped to build the Brooklyn Bridge, telling the amazing stories of early women in aviation, engaging families in a rousing Halloween Hootenany of songs and stories, expanding on the mathematical and artistic possibilities of a simple square, or sharing the story of a dolphin who learned to swim with an artificial tail (along with activities to help children understand what it is like to live with a disability), she always strives to create exciting programs that engage her audience’s interests and expand their horizons. She has always been particularly fascinated by the history of technology and women’s history. She has authored Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates and has created three programs introducing the women — well-known and unknown — who worked tirelessly for women’s rights in this country. For more information on any of her Telling Her Stories presentations, check out the website She can bring her presentations to libraries, senior centers, historical societies, schools, camps and other venues. Each can be tailored to different ages. Additional programs and resources for children and teachers can be found at: Carol Simon Levin is a member of the New Jersey Storytelling Network, the New Jersey Library Association, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She can be reached at: cslevin59 (at) or by phone 908 781-6041 (home) or 908 361-6519 (cell).

Jersey trivia:

December 17th, 2013 will be the 110th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ 1st successful flight of a powered heavier than air aircraft, but did you know that a Jersey girl flew a powered aircraft solo six months before them? Aida … Continue reading

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Want to Learn More About these Amazing Women? Check out my recent guest posts for the blog “Girls Succeed.”

Trailblazer: Aida de Acosta, the First Woman Aero-Driver in the World Trailblazer: Aviator, Elinor Smith

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Special Offer for Schools

If your school would be interested in having “Elinor Smith Sullivan” or “Ann Baumgartner Carl” come for a “visit” to share the astonishing stories of these forgotten female aviators, contact Carol Simon Levin, cslevin59 @ gmail (dot) com, 908 781-6041. … Continue reading

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Bring These Pioneering Female Flyers to your Library, School, Senior Center, or Other Venue

There was a young woman who wanted to fly. But the people said, “Kiss that wish good-bye! The sky’s too big and the sky’s too high, And you never will fly,  so you’d better not try.” But this woman laughed, and she … Continue reading

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