The September 23 Boneshaker book club selection is “How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood” by Peter Moskowitz. It is currently in-stock at a 20% discount for all readers. Pick up a copy at Boneshaker Books today!
We’ll be meeting the morning of Saturday Sept. 23, from 9-11 a.m. to discuss the book via a lightly moderated discussion. Feel free to bring coffee and/or snacks.
Boneshaker book club is free and open to the public, welcoming people with diverse viewpoints and perspectives to join us in conversation.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don’t realize just how threatening it is. It means more than the arrival of trendy shops, much-maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes. The very future of American cities as vibrant, equitable spaces hangs in the balance.
Peter Moskowitz’s How to Kill a City takes readers from the kitchen tables of hurting families who can no longer afford their homes to the corporate boardrooms and political backrooms where destructive housing policies are devised. Along the way, Moskowitz uncovers the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification in New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York. The deceptively simple question of who can and cannot afford to pay the rent goes to the heart of America’s crises of race and inequality. In the fight for economic opportunity and racial justice, nothing could be more important than housing.
A vigorous, hard-hitting expose, How to Kill a City reveals who holds power in our cities-and how we can get it back.
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