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Racial Justice Bookshelf to support Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

At Rozzie Bound, we believe that BLACK LIVES MATTER.  We are grieving the loss of George Floyd and all people of color who have lost their lives to police violence and systemic racism.  We also know that it is not sufficient to be rhetorically anti-racist, that we must take concrete actions to dismantle White supremacy and systems of racial and economic oppression in this country. As a bookstore, we believe one way we can to do that is to give readers access to books about racism and efforts to fight racism and create more equitable society. 

To help meet this goal, we have expanded our Racial Justice Bookshelf, which we initially created in coordination with several local organizations doing anti-racism work, such as Roslindale IS for Everyone (RISE), Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library, and First Church in JP Social Justice Action Committee. 

We are also decide to donate all of our proceeds this bookshelf from our  to our newest Community Partner: the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. This incredible organization serves as “a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss.” During the last two decades, the Peace Institute “has developed the best practices in the field of homicide response… and become the go-to community-based agency when a homicide happens” in Boston. Read more

Stop by for a virtual book browse

One of the things we have really missed during the last five months is the ability to browse in a bookshop.  While virtual browsing is not quite the same, it can still be fun.  We have curated a number of bookshelves on our Bookshop site, which we invite you to check out.  Looking for a specific book?  Let us know and we will add it to the "Wish List" shelf.  This can also be a fun shelf to see what other Rozzie Bounders are reading.  We would also love to hear your suggestions for additional shelves.  Stop by for a book browse and please share the link with your networks: https://bookshop.org/shop/rozziebound.

Rozzie Bound to publish together, online literary journal 

Rozzie Bound recently joined forces with together, a new online journal that aims to provide a creative space for grappling with the immense challenges we are currently facing.  The current issue includes a moving poem to the memory of George Floyd by Rozzie poet Yves Mary Jean, a sermon about Pride Month called "Stonewall was a Riot," as well as fiction, a short play, and visual art and poetry by some talented young Boston Public School students.  One example is the collage below by Oliver, a rising second grader. Read more

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