WHYY Spring Break Middle School Journalist: Penn Book Center


After hearing of the announced closing of University City’s independent book store Penn Book Center, WHYY Middle School Journalism students rushed to cover the community’s fight to keep the store afloat. Student reporters Kayla Huang, Claire Arnault, Henry Sappington and Nhaomi Lartey spoke with Penn Book Center owner Ashley Montague and Professor Chi-Ming Yang, who started a petition to help keep the store open, about the importance of the institution to the local community.