Xiao Wen Ju reads.
Chinese sweetheart model Xiao Wen Ju reads in i-D’s Wise Up Issue, shining bright in a shoot by Scott Trindle and Erika Kurihara.
With her black hair and black eyes she looks like a super cute, 21st-century Audrey Hepburn from China, in colourful futuristic looks from pheasant-embroidered Proenza Schouler to purple-rosy Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière tiger stripes to a mandarin corset in jaguar polka dots by Ryan Lo.
Langston Hughes reads.
From The Negro Speaks of Rivers
I’ve known rivers:
I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the
flow of human blood in human veins.
My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
Moving, relatable, and frequently hilarious, Beverly Cleary’s stories have been captivating readers of all ages for over 60 years. From Ramona Quimby to Socks the Cat, her characters and the tales they inhabit are still going strong all these decades later. Here’s what you might not know about one of the world’s favorite children’s authors.
She was a librarian!
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Che Guevara reading Faust in the Sierra Maestra, during the Cuban Revolution.
Richie Havens on Greenwich Street in Tribeca in 2011, reading The Cambridge Companion to the Sonnet
[Photograph by Lawrence Schwartzwald.]
Unidentified child reads, stomps away happily.
Master Cpl. Gary Tabor of the Wilmington, Delaware police department had been in plenty of homes during his time in the major crimes unit and he realized there was at least one common denominator - the lack of books in the home. Then he heard about the correlation between books in the home and higher graduation rates from high school and the light went on and “The Book ‘Em Cops and Kids Literacy Initiative” was born.
Since the program began almost 6,000 books have been distributed for free and for many of the kids it is the first book they ever owned!
Proactive policing at its finest and really good to see. The program which started with Tabor now includes 20 officers. The books are donated by the community including 1,000 of which were recently collected in a book drive by a local elementary school. Story, with video, at delaware online
Photos by SUCHAT PEDERSON/THE NEWS JOURNAL