"These books - Russian science fiction and fairy tales, one translated to Ukrainian - were given to me by my parents when I was about five. I could only bring two bags when my family moved from Kiev to New York in the early 1990s and I didn’t want to leave them behind. When I was a kid, reading inspired me to love stories and adventures, and I still do."
Julia Belozersky was photographed in New York City on October 16th. Follow her on Twitter.