Join us for a reading and Q & A from Lesléa Newman, author of Gittel's Journey! Gittel and her mother are supposed to immigrate to America together. Before they can board the boat to Ellis Island, the health inspector tells Gittel’s mother that she isn’t well enough to travel. Gittel must make the journey alone. Her […]Find out more »
Join Rosalyn Elder and More Than Words Youth for a reading of A Ballad for Massachusetts, a poem celebrating the accomplishments of 13 African American heroes in our history: Elizabeth “MumBett” Freeman, George Middleton, Paul Cuffee, William and Ellen Craft, Sarah Roberts, the 54th Regiment, Marshall “Major” Taylor, Asa Phillip Randolph and the Brotherhood of […]Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.