Our Mission

Books of Hope is a literacy empowerment program that brings creative writing workshops to youth in under-resourced communities. BoH’s mission is to inspire the next generation of young authors.

  • Our commitment to empowering young people 100%
  • Our love of creativity 100%

Our History

For fifteen years BoH has published talented youth authors from the Mystic Housing Development and the larger Somerville community. BoH has published over one hundred books, participated in countless events, and performed at a variety of venues. In an effort to expand programming and increase the Mystic’s visibility, this year BoH opened up to any one who wants to be involved. Youth can come to writing workshops and monthly events on a drop-in basis. BoH has big plans to build on its legacy as a youth publishing powerhouse in the year to come!