Stories

We've compiled a list of classroom-friendly stories to show how The Moth can enhance learning in your school. Click on the story title to learn more and see if there's a transcript or video available.

Stories For The Classroom

06:48
Pastels and Crayons

by Aleeza Kazmi

Aleeza Kazmi tackles difficult questions when working on a self-portrait.

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06:14
Pool Party

by David Lepelstat

David Lepelstat is convinced of his superhero powers until they get him into a deadly situation.

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06:53
Wild Women and Dancing Queens

by Alexis Chin

Alexis Chin embraces the natural beauty of the wild.

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06:25
Don’t Violate My People

by Mmachi Dimoriaku

Mmachi Dimoriaku struggles with her given name.

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05:45
The Prom

by Dante Jackson

Dante Jackson comes out of his shell at his 8th grade prom.

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06:36
Mushroom Turned Bear

by Diavian Walters

Diavian Walters has a relationship with hair that is shear madness.

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06:16
Take That, Homophobia!

by Bethany Cintron

Bethany Cintron yearns to go to the Pride Parade.

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04:39
Okay To Tell

by Emely Recinos

Emily Recinos struggles with her diminishing eye-sight.

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06:48
Purple Hair

by Diamante Ortiz

Diamante Ortiz brings a vibrant change to her look and life.

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05:49
My Grandfather's Shoes

by Christian Garland

A preacher's kid steals collection plate money from his grandfather. 

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05:21
White Coats and Red Wigs

by Merlixse Ventura

A teenager has a life-changing experience during an internship at a hospital.

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04:12
The Secret Letter

by Paola Ayala

Paola is worried about her family's reaction when they find out she is gay.

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05:06
The Bad Haircut

by Alfonso Lacayo

A boy gets a bad haircut.

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05:25
First Kiss

by Eve Engel

Eve Engel hopes to get her first kiss while on a Jewish heritage trip. 

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05:02
Victorious

by Wilson Portorreal

Wilson Portorreal runs into traffic to save Hershey, the family dog.

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03:11
Walking Together

by Truly Johnson

A high school student takes a risk to make a friend.

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12:32
It's Like Borrowing

by Shannon Cason

Shannon Cason comes face to face with his gambling addiction.

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17:13
Man and Beast

by Alan Rabinowitz

A severely stuttering child finds solace in speaking to animals.

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07:01
A Superhero Gets Sick

by Tim Manley

A man credits his mother and his imagination for keeping his spirits high while hospitalized.

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17:56
A View of the Earth

by Michael J. Massimino

An astronaut details his high stakes mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

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