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BOSTON — As his own way of marking International Women’s Day, Bill Brett is giving this sneak peek of the cover of his sixth book, “Boston: Game Changers,” which will in stores later this spring.
The cover, shown above, features the then-six women on Boston City Council. The portrait was photographed on the sidewalk in front of the Four Seasons Hotel, just across Boylston Street from the location of the now iconic image of Boston three mayors, which graced the cover of Bill’s first book,”Boston: All One Family.”
On the municipal election day in Boston in November 2017: Six women of color were voted onto the 13-member City Council. When this photograph was taken, Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley was a candidate for Congress. She would once-again make history in the 2018 election.
Up to 2013, only 10 women had served on the Council during its 104-year history. The members of the 2017 six-some, three of whom hold citywide seats, are, from left: District 7 Councilor Kim Janey, District 1 Councilor Lydia Edwards, Council President Andrea Campbell of District 4, then Councilor Pressley, Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu, and Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George. Kim is the first woman ever to represent District 7, which includes Roxbury, and has been home to her family for six generations.
For this sixth book, Bill is once again working with Three Bean Press, a women-owned Greater Boston publisher. They started working with Bill on his fourth book, which he did with his daughter Kerry Brett, “Boston: Inspirational Women.”
“Boston: Game Changers” also is the sixth time Bill has teamed up with writer and editor Carol Beggy, who will write the text.
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