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Article: Boston mayor wants to inspire citizen planners with new book list


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Adult Reading List

"Evicted" by Matthew Desmond
"The Death and Life of Great American Cities" by Jane Jacobs
“Chain of Change: Struggles for Black Community Development”by Mel King
“The Given Day” by Dennis Lehane
"Common Ground" by J. Anthony Lukas
"All Souls" by Michael Patrick MacDonald
“The Power Broker” by Robert Caro
“Karma and Other Stories” by Rishi Reddi
"The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong” by Judith Rodin
“Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio” by Mario Luis Small
"Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time" by Jeff Speck
"The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future" by Joseph E. Stiglitz

Youth (Ages 3+) Reading List

“The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing” by M. T. Anderson
“The City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau
"Pennies for Elephants" by Lita Judge
“What’s the Big Idea? Four Centuries of Innovation in Boston” by Stephen Krensky
"Make Way for Ducklings" by Robery McCloskey
"Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagine" by Steve McDonald
“Beneath the Streets of Boston” by Joe McKendry
"On the Loose in Boston (Find the Animals)" by Sage Stossel
I believe it is good for a mayor to push for / encourage a literacy level in the community.