Sylvia Simms, 52, of North Philadelphia, is a former district bus attendant and the founder of the group “Parent Power.”
A Blue Ribbon Commission says Philadelphia public schools are under-reporting violent incidents, and should offer more counseling to victims.
Cary’s novel, “The Price of a Child,” was the first “One Book, One Philadelphia” pick in 2003, and she founded Art Sanctuary 13 years ago.
“Free! Great Escapes on the Underground Railroad” is a collection of 12 remarkable tales about slaves taking extraordinary steps to escape to freedom.
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Let’s Have Some Serious Fun” with over 100 artists, writers, editors, publishers, scholars, spoken-word artists, playwrights, and filmmakers.