E-stories are not currently available for streaming access. However a selection of 20 of the stories is available on DVD for checkout: E-stories: 20 tales from around the world. Vol.1.


Queen Nur (aka Karen Nur El-Amin), originally from Willingboro, New Jersey, is a storyteller specializing in the West African tradition. Her stories draw on mythology, African culture, folklore and African-American history. She started to perform at her children school fourteen years ago when she was invited to participate in a Kwanzaa program. Encouraged to repeat the performance in other schools, she discovered her new talent of storytelling. Her blossoming career became a voyage of cultural discovery. To expand her knowledge, she has taken post graduate courses in African American Studies at Temple University, and in Children’s Folklore at University of Pensylvania. She performs extensively for children in schools, libraries, festivals, and numerous other places for a variety of events. Her stories are uplifting, entertaining, always have a message, and teach morals and values. Queeen Nur
Contact information:
PO Box 31,Willingboro,NJ 08046

Stories told by Queen:

Bearly Asleep
African American 4:13 minutes
A humorous story about Mr. Bear who has some trouble falling asleep and staying asleep.

All Stuck Up
African American 4:34 minutes
Once upon time, there were three frogs, an older brother, a middle brother and a baby frog brother. One day they saw something extraordinary.