There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America  -     By: Alex Kotlowitz
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There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America

Anchor Books / 1992 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Anchor Books
Publication Date: 1992
Dimensions: 8.04 X 5.18 X 0.70 (inches)
ISBN: 0385265565
ISBN-13: 9780385265560

Publisher's Description

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.

Editorial Reviews

"An extraordinary glimpse into the lives of those struggling for survival and dignity in inner-city America."—Chicago Sun-Times

"Alex Kotlowitz’s story informs the heart. His meticulous portrait of two boys in a Chicago housing project shows how much heroism is required to survive, let alone escape."—The New York Times

"Alex Kotlowitz  joins the ranks of the important few writers on the  subiect of urban poverty."—Chicago Tribune

"Kotlowitz has achieved a triumph of empathy as well as a significant feat of reporting."—Los Angeles Times

"A powerful argument against the politics of inertia, hopelessness, and greed, and for a real war on poverty, violence, and racism in our country."—Tracy Kidder, author of Among the Schoolchildren

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