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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)
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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.
Authors: Kotlowitz, Alex
Title: There are no children here
[the story of two boys growing up in the other America]
[electronic resource]
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 43 min.)) :,digital
Statement of Responsibility: Alex Kotlowitz
Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Graham, Dion
hoopla digital
ISBN: 1441734872
9781441734877
Branch Call Number: Streaming audiobook
Performers: Read by Dion Graham.
System Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Headings: Inner cities Illinois Chicago Case studies Families Illinois Chicago Case studies Children Illinois Chicago Social conditions Case studies African Americans Illinois Chicago Social conditions Case studies
Topical Term: Inner cities
Families
Children
African Americans
Publisher No: MWT10025930
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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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