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There Are No Children Here

[the Story of Two Boys Growing up in the Other America]

Kotlowitz, Alex

(Downloadable Audiobook - 2010)
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
There Are No Children Here
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This New York Public Library selection as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century is a true-life portrait of growing up in the Chicago projects. This national best-seller chronicles the true story of two brothers coming of age in the Henry Horner public housing complex in Chicago. Lafeyette and Pharoah Rivers are eleven and nine years old when the story begins in the summer of 1987. Living with their mother and six siblings, they struggle against grinding poverty, gun violence, gang influences, overzealous police officers, and overburdened and neglectful bureaucracies. Immersed in their lives for two years, Kotlowitz brings us this classic rendering of growing up poor in America's cities.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 1441734872
9781441734877
Branch Call Number: Streaming audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 43 min.)) :,digital
Additional Contributors: Graham, Dion
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Feb 13, 2012
  • Crheneghan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Two boys grow up in the Henry Horner Homes, part of the vertical slums built in Chicago as public housing. Both boys are intelligent and sensitive. They hope to graduate from high school but are well aware of the fatality rate for young men in the projects.

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