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The ability to communicate is the ability to connect to our own history, our families, and the world. When this communication is written down it can be shared, and Oklahoma adult learners have stories to share…stories of struggle, stories of hope, and stories of accomplishment. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries collected these stories for the book Celebrating Our Journey, Volume 12. The videos on this webpage are the stories from that book.

The Celebrating Our Journey project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act. 

Dreams; Heroes; Home; Instructor; Poetry; and Travel


Billy Colson

My Dream

Mark Martin

My Dream




Annie Dryz

A Note From Annie

Silvia Routh

Teaching During a Pandemic


Claudia Cortinas

English in My Head!

Susan Haupert

To Hear a Wee Bird Song

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