A Beautiful Community
Aunties are awake.
(*Child, book, bed, Puerto Rican women, Fairhill)
Brother brings books.
(*African-American boy, sister, books, Point Breeze)
Children cuddle close.
(*Indian-American children, couch, book, Center City)
Dad draws dogs.
(*Ukrainian-American man, drawing book, son, Northeast Philadelphia)
Everyone enjoys eating.
(*Vietnamese family, cookbook, South Philadelphia kitchen)
Friends find fun.
(*Pre-school children,Seek-and-Find book, Philadelphia daycare)
Girl grows gardens.
(*Afro-Caribbean teenager, garden book, West Philadelphia)
He has heroes.
(*Dominican boy, comic book, Near Northeast Philadelphia)
I imagine ideas.
(*African-American tween, journal, North Philadelphia)
Junior just jokes.
(*Irish-American boy, Mayfair, joke book)
Kids keep kittens.
(*Korean American girls, Olney, kittens, pet book)
Librarian looks and listens.
(*School-age children, books, Philadelphia library)
Mom makes music.
(*African immigrant mother, toddler, Cedar Park, drumming, music book)
Neighbors need news.
(*Polish-American neighbors, bench, Port Richmond,newspapers)
Officer opens ovals.
(*Female officer, oval, “Lift-the-flap” book, daughter, Northwest Philadelphia.)
Papa points to pictures.
(*Italian-American grandfather, grandson, board book, Bella Vista.)
Queens question quietly.
(*African-American sisters, West Philadelphia, crowns, fairytale book)
Relatives ready to read.
(*Chinese-American couple, Chinatown, child, book.)
Sister shares stories.
(*Jamaican-American sister, book, brother, Southwest Philadelphia)
Toddlers take turns.
(*Two toddlers exchanging board books, Fishtown.)
Uncle understands us.
(*African-American uncle, nephews, Germantown, Philadelphia Eagles book)
Visitors view videos.
(*School-age friends, Kensington, tablet screen)
Woman whispers words.
(*Pakistani grandmother, grandson, poetry book, Center City.)
X’s express excitement!
(*Children jumping, bodies in X shape holding books.)
You yell, “Yay!”
(*Cheering group, read-aloud on stage)
Zayde zips zippers.
(*Russian Jewish grandfather, cloth book, granddaughter, Northeast Philadelphia)