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
426 Reviews
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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An unbelievable insight into the Chicago projects. - Goodreads
This was heartbreaking and so hard to read. - Goodreads
The writing is smooth and thoughtful. - Goodreads
Writing and editing isn't great. - Goodreads
But, this book is so well researched. - Goodreads
Meh. Didn't really care for Alex's writing style. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Elizabeth Lockhart - Goodreads

This nonfiction account follows the lives of Lafeyette and Pharoah Rivers, two brothers growing up in Chicago in the late 1980s. Lafeyette and Pharoah live in the Henry Horner Homes—a public housing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kara M. - Goodreads

Everyone should read this. Yes it is over 20 years old so the information SHOULD be dated but it isn't. This is the story of America that doesn't get told because we are afraid to hear it. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
8
Section 3
19
Section 4
33
Section 5
43
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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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
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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About the author (2011)

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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