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6:00 pm

Homeboy: Book Talk with Jawara Griffin

August 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States

Join Jawara Griffin as he shares his story and discusses his memior, Homeboy. At the age of eight, Jawara Griffin was left alone with three of his brothers and one sister in their dilapidated home in North Philadelphia. He struggled, stole and somehow made it through with just a few shared pieces of clothing and torn up […]

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7:00 pm

Madeline Bilis Presents 50 Hikes in Eastern Massachusetts at Brookline Booksmith

August 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

In this first-edition guide, Madeline Bilis shares her years of outdoors experience in the Boston area, providing 50 hikes for people of all skill and experience levels. While the Berkshires tend to get all recognition when it comes to hiking in Massachusetts, the eastern part of the state is packed with treasures for lovers of […]

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.