In Chapter 6, we explored how the selection and use of literature plays a critical role in the way emergent bilingual youth engage with text and make connections to themselves, other texts, and the world. This chapter will expand on the function of storytelling as a means to facilitate young people’s critical engagement with world events through critical media literacy strategies. We address how learning communities in the classroom can utilize the arts to explore the ways these events relate to students’ lives, rights, roles and responsibilities-past and present, local and global. As we listen to children, they tell us stories about what they care about, what bothers them, and what visions they have for making better worlds (Boyle-Baise and Zevin, 2009; Schultz, 2010).