There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America MP3 CD – 1 May 2010
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" Alex Kotlowitz joins the ranks of the important few writers on the subiect of urban poverty." -- "Chicago Tribune."
"Alex Kotlowitz joins the ranks of the important few writers on the subiect of urban poverty." -- "Chicago Tribune."
"An extraordinary glimpse into the lives of those struggling for survival and dignity in inner-city America." "Chicago Sun-Times
"Alex Kotlowitz s story informs the heart. His meticulous portrait of two boys in a Chicago housing project shows how much heroism is required to survive, let alone escape." "The New York Times
"Alex Kotlowitzjoins the ranks of the important few writers on thesubiect of urban poverty." "Chicago Tribune"
"Kotlowitz has achieved a triumph of empathy as well as a significant feat of reporting." "Los Angeles Times
"A powerful argument against the politics of inertia, hopelessness, and greed, and for a real war on poverty, violence, and racism in our country." Tracy Kidder, author of "Among the Schoolchildren"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Tears are brought to your eyes when the elder brother tells the author what he would like to become IF he grows up. Even before he has graduated middle school, Laffie knows that he may not live to see adulthood. He has been to too many funerals of kids his own age or younger, seen lives losts before they have been lived. No child should have to see that.
The boys' mother, LaJoe, sums up their hopeless situation perfectly when she makes the comment that becomes the book's focus. There are no children here. And in that 'hood, there isn't. Because they have to forgoe their childhoods if they are to survive.
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Amazing book, could not put it down, annoyed work kept getting in the way. Took my ipad with me everywhere so I could read at every opportunity.Published 16 months ago by waterfall
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