Boston Book Festival 2020 Boston Book Festival 2020

Outside

Sunday, October 25, 2020

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At Home Boston Exhibit at Downtown Crossing: Real Stories of the Pandemic and Protests

As the lockdown began in March, the BBF, in collaboration with the Boston Globe, launched a community writing initiative called At Home Boston to collect real stories from residents across the city. This moving exhibit features ten of our most celebrated stories from over 350 collected for the At Home project. Taking on themes from racial justice to reconnection, the stories weave together slices of life from frontline workers, teachers, friends, grandparents, and even classroom pets during these unprecedented times. From October 3–25, enjoy this free outdoor exhibit that includes a piece by well-known local author and Emerson professor Jabari Asim.

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Downtown Crossing Story Walk

Head out to the lively shopping district of Downtown Crossing for a free, fun story walk for the whole family. Kids can collect maps from volunteers in the area and read Oge Mora’s Saturday, which will be displayed page by page on storefronts in the district. Families will enjoy this heartwarming story about a mother-daughter outing in the city with lots of ups and downs but with a reminder of the importance of just spending time together. There will be activities to complete along the way (including giveaways from JP Licks!). The story walk will run from October 3–25.

For more information and maps, visit the Story Walks page on our website.

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Nubian Square Story Walk

Head out to Roxbury’s Nubian Square for a free, fun story walk for the whole family. Kids can collect maps from the Frugal Bookstore and stroll the square’s storefronts reading Kwame Alexander’s The Undefeated, a “love letter to black life in the United States,” with powerful illustrations by Kadir Nelson. The Undefeated won the 2020 Caldecott Medal and was the winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. There will be activities to complete along the way (including giveaways from JP Licks!), and the first 50 children to complete the walk will receive a free copy of The Undefeated. The story walk will run from October 3–25.

For more information and maps, visit the Story Walks page on our website.