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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 30, 2011 - Social Science - 336 pages
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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User Review  - marshapetry - LibraryThing

Would be unfair for me to evaluate this book... It was written well and probably is good but I just don't get in to human interest stories like this. I of course felt bad for the family's situation ... Read full review

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User Review  - larryerick - LibraryThing

First, this is a beautifully written book. There is a compassion that flows through the narrative while never once being afraid to tell the bad along with the good of its characters. Fiction writers ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
8
Section 3
19
Section 4
33
Section 5
43
Section 6
52
Section 7
59
Section 8
71
Section 17
171
Section 18
179
Section 19
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Section 20
199
Section 21
211
Section 22
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Section 23
226
Section 24
239

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
149
Section 25
249
Section 26
257
Section 27
265
Section 28
276
Section 29
282
Section 30
289
Section 31
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Alex Kotlowitz is the author of the national bestseller There Are No Children Here, which the New York Public Library selected as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century. His second book, The Other Side of the River, was awarded the Heartland Prize for Non-Fiction. For his documentary film, The Interrupters, he received an Emmy and a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Kotlowitz’s work, which has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and on public radio’s This American Life, has been honored with two Peabody awards, two duPont-Columbia University awards, and a George Polk Award. He is a writer in residence at Northwestern University. Kotlowitz lives with his wife, Maria Woltjen, and their two children, Mattie and Lucas, just outside of Chicago.

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