Boston  Book  Festival  proudly  
celebrates  5  years  of  

 
Boston  Book  Festival  proudly  
celebrates  5  years  of  

ONE  CITY  ONE  STORY  

 

5  stories  by  5  local  authors!  
 
Promoting  literacy  &  creating    
a  community  around  a  shared  
experience  of  reading  
 

BUT  .  .  .    
 

ONE  CITY  ONE  STORY  

 

5  stories  by  5  local  authors!  
 
Promoting  literacy  &  creating    
a  community  around  a  shared  
experience  of  reading  
 

BUT  .  .  .    
 

 

 
Boston  Book  Festival  proudly  
celebrates  5  years  of  

ONE  CITY  ONE  STORY  

 

5  stories  by  5  local  authors!  
 
Promoting  literacy  &  creating    
a  community  around  a  shared  
experience  of  reading  
 

BUT  .  .  .    
 

 

 
Boston  Book  Festival  proudly  
celebrates  5  years  of  

ONE  CITY  ONE  STORY  

 

5  stories  by  5  local  authors!  
 
Promoting  literacy  &  creating    
a  community  around  a  shared  
experience  of  reading  
 

BUT  .  .  .    
 

 

 

 

 
So  far  it’s  been  
ONE  STORY  
of  

DISCRIMINATION  
&  

 
So  far  it’s  been    
ONE  STORY  
of  

 
So  far  it’s  been    
ONE  STORY  
of  

So  far  it’s  been  
ONE  STORY  
of  

DISCRIMINATION  

DISCRIMINATION  

DISCRIMINATION  

&  

&  

&  

EXCLUSION  

EXCLUSION  

EXCLUSION  

 
 
5  Years  
5  Stories  
0  African  American  Authors  
0  Latino/Hispanic  Authors  
 
By  the  2010  census  
Boston  is  about  
24%  Black  
18%  Latina/o  
 
42%!  
 
But  100%  locked  out  of    
ONE  CITY  ONE  STORY    
 
Is  this  how  you  “promote  
literacy”?  What  kind  of  
“community”  does  this  create?  
 
THE  LITERARY  EQUIVALENT  of    

 
 
5  Years  
5  Stories  
0  African  American  Authors  
0  Latino/Hispanic  Authors  
 
By  the  2010  census  
Boston  is  about  
24%  Black  
18%  Latina/o  
 
42%!  
 
But  100%  locked  out  of    
ONE  CITY  ONE  STORY    
 
Is  this  how  you  “promote  
literacy”?  What  kind  of  
“community”  does  this  create?  
 
THE  LITERARY  EQUIVALENT  of    

 
 
5  Years  
5  Stories  
0  African  American  Authors  
0  Latino/Hispanic  Authors  
 
By  the  2010  census  
Boston  is  about  
24%  Black  
18%  Latina/o  
 
42%!  
 
But  100%  locked  out  of    
ONE  CITY  ONE  STORY    
 
Is  this  how  you  “promote  
literacy”?  What  kind  of  
“community”  does  this  create?  
 
THE  LITERARY  EQUIVALENT  of    

 
 
5  Years  
5  Stories  
0  African  American  Authors  
0  Latino/Hispanic  Authors  
 
By  the  2010  census  
Boston  is  about  
24%  Black  
18%  Latina/o  
 
42%!  
 
But  100%  locked  out  of    
ONE  CITY  ONE  STORY    
 
Is  this  how  you  “promote  
literacy”?  What  kind  of  
“community”  does  this  create?  
 
THE  LITERARY  EQUIVALENT  of    

 
 
Let  Boston  Book  Festival  know  
it’s  not  OK:  
(617)  945-­‐9552  
info@bostonbookfest.org  
@bostonbookfest  

 
 
Let  Boston  Book  Festival  know  
it’s  not  OK:  
(617)  945-­‐9552  
info@bostonbookfest.org  
@bostonbookfest  

 
 
Let  Boston  Book  Festival  know  
it’s  not  OK:  
(617)  945-­‐9552  
info@bostonbookfest.org  
@bostonbookfest  

 
 
Let  Boston  Book  Festival  know  
it’s  not  OK:  
617)  945-­‐9552  
info@bostonbookfest.org  
@bostonbookfest  

EXCLUSION  

GENTRIFICATION!  

GENTRIFICATION!  

GENTRIFICATION!  

GENTRIFICATION!