From Paw Paw to Sesame Street : My Journey
Dr. Loretta Long, who plays Susan on the iconic children's television show Sesame Street, chronicles her life and career in this picture book. This is a scrapbook of her life and career that is made up of mementos, photographs and stories. The book tells the story of how Loretta dreamed of a career in show business and how she OCCUPIED HER DREAM. Young readers will enjoy the colorful layout and images. Parents will enjoy the nostalgic trip down memory lane. The book reinforces the message of never giving up on your dreams.
- Paperback | 26 pages
- 215.9 x 215.9 x 1.52mm | 99.79g
- 26 Feb 2015
- United States
- colour illustrations
About Dr Loretta Long
Loretta Mae Long is an African American actress, singer, media personality and educator, best known for playing Susan Robinson on Sesame Street, having starred on the show since its debut in 1969. Born in Paw Paw, Michigan, she earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education in 1973 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, while she was starring on Sesame Street. She has acted in musicals (such as Guys and Dolls) and appeared on the Flip Wilson Show with other Sesame Street cast members during its first season. On Sesame Street, Long's character Susan, along with Bob (Bob McGrath) and Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (Caroll Spinney), is one of only three remaining cast members who were on the first show and have been played by the same actors since the show began. She has performed a couple of puppet voices on the show, including Suzetta and Roosevelt Franklin's mother. Long, in addition to starring on Sesame Street, is a consultant, author and public speaker on issues of multiculturalism and education.