GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- For Linda Garcia-Perez, languages are everything. 

The storyteller with Humanities Nebraska presented her program “Storytelling and the Hispanic Oral Tradition" to a room full of children and adults at the Grand Island Public Library

Garcia-Perez draws from her experiences as a young girl in Omaha’s Mexican-American barrio. Throughout her presentation, she uses a mixture of Spanish, English and American Sign Language. She said knowing different languages gives a new perspective. 

“There’s a whole world out there when you start discovering different languages," she said. "I think you see the world differently and that’s what it’s about, we are different yes, but you see the different ways of approaching life. I think it gives you choices."

Garcia-Perez goes around to Nebraska libraries sharing her stories.