There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America

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Doubleday, 1991 - Social Science - 324 pages
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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.

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Review: There are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America

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Growing up in the 80's and 90's in the Chicago suburbs, we thought we knew about the ghettos and the projects. We were mindful not to wear our Starter jackets if we were going into the city. We knew ... Read full review

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This was gripping and heartbreaking in a way that reminded me of "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" (a completely unrelated book). You can see these trains very slowly but surely headed toward ... Read full review

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Section 2
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About the author (1991)

Alex Kotlowitz is author of the bestselling There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, which won the Helen B. Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Carl Sandburg Award and a Christopher Award. The New York Public Library selected There Are No Children Here as one of the 150 most important books of the century. Mr. Kotlowitz is also the author of The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death and America's Dilemma, and most recently, Never a City So Real.

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