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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Rich Jean; his daughter, Abigail Jean; and librarian Hasina Islam at StoryCorps in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2016. Jhaleh Akhavan for StoryCorps hide caption

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A Joy Of Reading, Sparked By A Special Librarian Determined To 'Make A Difference'

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Angel, left, and Randy Villegas attend Angel's graduation ceremony in 2018 at the New School of Architecture & Design in San Diego, Calif. Angel and Randy Villegas hide caption

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Mixed Immigration Status Gave Brothers 'Very Different Perspectives'

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Najat Hamza had been living in the U.S. for almost two decades after fleeing Ethiopia's regional state of Oromia when she was young, she told StoryCorps in 2017. "My heart will always belong to Oromia," she said. Najat Hamza hide caption

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Najat Hamza

An Ethiopian American Refugee Longs For Her Homeland

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Mary Mills and her mother, Joyce Carter Mills, came to StoryCorps in February 2020 to talk about Mary's childhood. "You were the mom every other kid wanted," Mary told Joyce. Mia Raquel for StoryCorps hide caption

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With 'The Mom Every Other Kid Wanted,' She Was An Only Child But Never Alone

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Dorothy Toy and Paul Wing, the dance duo known as Toy & Wing, perform on the floor of the Forbidden City nightclub in San Francisco during the late 1950s. Dorlie Fong hide caption

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'She Was My Idol.' A Daughter Remembers Her Dance Star Mother

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Sisters Carmencristina Moreno, left, and Rosemary Selzer remembered their late father during a remote StoryCorps conversation this month. Carmencristina Moreno and Rosemary Selzer hide caption

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Sisters Remember Their Father, A 'Family Man' Who Made Their Childhood Musical

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Angela and George Ju spoke about their early days together at their StoryCorps interview in Spring Hill, Fla., in October 2018. Morgan Feigal-Stickles for StoryCorps hide caption

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'We Mesh Together Like One': A Miami Love Story

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Magda Sakaan and her father, Walid, shared memories at StoryCorps in 2019 of their time in Syria prior to the war there. Eleanor Vassili hide caption

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Eleanor Vassili

'I Have These Dreams Where I Go Back.' Dad And Daughter Mourn A Syria They Once Knew

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Tasreen Khamisa and Tony Hicks in San Diego, Calif. Tariq Khamisa Foundation hide caption

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She Found 'Layers To Forgiveness,' In Befriending The Man Who Killed Her Brother

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Tony Hicks, left, and Azim Khamisa in December 2019, in San Diego, Calif. Courtesy of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation hide caption

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'Worth Being Forgiven': A Father And His Son's Killer Bring Past And Present Together

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Namira Islam Anani and Omar Anani, pictured in metro Detroit last year, after Namira recovered from COVID-19. Namira Islam Anani hide caption

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Separated By COVID-19 Quarantine, Newlyweds Confront Virus Together

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Young Jada Salter and her grandfather, William Salter, in 2002. Jamal Salter hide caption

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Jamal Salter

'Just The Two Of Us' Songwriter Found His Sound In Solitude

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The Valdivia siblings, from left to right: Eliseo Jr., Mauricio, Jessica and Jorge. Mauricio died of COVID-19 complications in April at age 52. Jorge Valdivia hide caption

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'Life Is A Party. Enjoy It': Remembering An Older Brother Lost To COVID-19

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Camila Martinez (from left), Corina Ulloa, Isabela Martinez and Brenda Ulloa Martinez spoke about growing up across two generations in the Los Angeles area at a StoryCorps recording in 2010. Alejandro De La Cruz for StoryCorps hide caption

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2 Sisters On Enjoying Life: Instead Of 'A Drama Or A Novela, Make It A Sitcom'

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Christopher Myers, left, and his GED student, Ngoc Nguyen, right. Chelsea Aguilera/StoryCorps hide caption

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'I Have Wings Now': At Age 45, She Went Back To School

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