P Is for Philadelphia is a unique, alphabetic tour of the city and the region, illustrated by the area's public school children, who participated in a city-wide drawing contest. From A is for Athlete to Z is for Zoo, all of the city's rich history is explored. P Is for Philadelphia includes entries on William Penn's arrival and historic treaty with the Delaware Indians, the city's heritage as the cradle of American liberty, as well as its food, sports teams, neighborhoods, and festivals. Published to coincide with Read Across America Day 2005, this book will have the kind of impact on Philadelphia and the region that few children's books ever have. It belongs on the bedside tables of every child in the Delaware Valley and the bookshelves of every visitor.
Susan Korman is the author of over twenty books for young readers, including titles in the Smithsonian Institution Backyard series, Groundhog at Evergreen Road and Box Turtle at Silver Pond Lane; biographies of Sammy Sosa and Sir Walter Raleigh; and middle-grade fiction in series such as Magic Attic Club, Ghostwriter, Silver Blades, and others. Formerly a children's book editor, she currently works as a freelance writer and is studying to become a school librarian. She lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.
A is for AthleticsB is for Benjamin FranklinC is for Cheese SteaksD is for Delaware IndiansE is for Elfreth's AlleyF is for Fairmount ParkG is for GardensH is for HospitalsI is for Independence HallJ is for JusticeK is for Kimmel CenterL is for LeadersM is for MummersN is for NeighborhoodsO is for Outdoor FestivalsP is for PhiladelphiaQ is for QuakersR is for RiversS is for SculptureT is for TrainsU is for Underground RailroadV is for Valley ForgeW is for Washington SquareX is for XylophonesY is for YouthZ is for Zoo