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
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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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User Review  - homeschoolmimzi - LibraryThing

I read this book while on vacation last week. Very moving and eye opening, poignant and sad. I think it's important to read about what life is like for others, people in different countries, different ... Read full review

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User Review  - bnbookgirl - LibraryThing

This eye opening, intensely researched, and heartbreaking story is written about two brothers growing up in the Henry Horner government housing in Chicago. This story chronicles the lives of these two ... 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
179
Section 18
193
Section 19
199
Section 20
211
Section 21
218
Section 22
226
Section 23
239
Section 24
248

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
106
Section 12
113
Section 13
131
Section 14
140
Section 15
149
Section 16
171
Section 25
257
Section 26
265
Section 27
276
Section 28
282
Section 29
289
Section 30
299
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About the author (2011)

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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