Story Visit for “The Whispering Benches”

Posted by Morning Circle Media on January 29, 2019

The Whispering Benches is a bilingual children’s story in Haitian-Kreyol and English. It is designed for children ages 5 – 10.

Five years ago, I met a one-legged woman named Rose. Rose lost her leg in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. She was living in Germantown and I was helping her open a family child care program.

For several years I helped refugees, asylees and human trafficking victims open child care programs in Philadelphia. The Haitian community made a special impression on me because of the suffering they had endured as a result of the earthquake. I wrote The Whispering Benches to express my gratitude to the people I met for sharing their lives and their struggles with me during that time. I hope the children who read it will gain an understanding of what it means to overcome unimaginable hardship. When I read the story to children, we talk about love, faith and resilience.

Story visits for The Whispering Benches run from Monday, February 4th, through Friday, February 15th, 2019. The cost is $25 for family and group child care programs and $50 for child care centers and other organizations. There is a maximum of 25 students per reading.

To book your story visit, contact Cynthia at or call 215-805-7363.

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