A Haitian Love Story For Valentine's Day


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.   

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

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 morningcirclemedia@gmail.com or call 215-805-7363.