THERE ARE NO CHILDREN HERE THE STORY OF TWO BOYS GROWING UP IN THE OTHER AMERICA

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There Are No Children Here

Author : Alex Kotlowitz
ISBN : 9780307814289
Genre : Social Science
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

There Are No Children Here

Author : Alex Kotlowitz
ISBN : 9780385265560
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the lives of two inner-city brothers who live in a Chicago housing project and their daily struggle for survival and enduring hope
Category: Social Science

The Other Side Of The River

Author : Alex Kotlowitz
ISBN : 9780307814296
Genre : Social Science
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Bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz is one of this country's foremost writers on the ever explosive issue of race. In this gripping and ultimately profound book, Kotlowitz takes us to two towns in southern Michigan, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, separated by the St. Joseph River. Geographically close, but worlds apart, they are a living metaphor for America's racial divisions: St. Joseph is a prosperous lakeshore community and ninety-five percent white, while Benton Harbor is impoverished and ninety-two percent black. When the body of a black teenaged boy from Benton Harbor is found in the river, unhealed wounds and suspicions between the two towns' populations surface as well. The investigation into the young man's death becomes, inevitably, a screen on which each town projects their resentments and fears. The Other Side of the River sensitively portrays the lives and hopes of the towns' citizens as they wrestle with this mystery--and reveals the attitudes and misperceptions that undermine race relations throughout America.
Category: Social Science

Hope Against Hope

Author : Sarah Carr
ISBN : 9781608195138
Genre : Education
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A moving portrait of school reform in New Orleans through the eyes of the students and educators living it.
Category: Education

The Other Wes Moore

Author : Wes Moore
ISBN : 1588369692
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his. Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew up fatherless in similar Baltimore neighborhoods and had difficult childhoods; both hung out on street corners with their crews; both ran into trouble with the police. How, then, did one grow up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader, while the other ended up a convicted murderer serving a life sentence? Wes Moore, the author of this fascinating book, sets out to answer this profound question. In alternating narratives that take readers from heart-wrenching losses to moments of surprising redemption, The Other Wes Moore tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life On The Outside

Author : Jennifer Gonnerman
ISBN : 0312424574
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chronicles the life of Elaine Bartlett, a woman who spent sixteen years in prison for selling cocaine, tracing her steps as she is released from prison and tries to reconstruct her life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Boss

Author : Mike Royko
ISBN : 9780452261679
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In probing the career of Chicago's mayor the author illuminates the workings of the political machine which runs the city
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The Other America

Author : Michael Harrington
ISBN : 9780684826783
Genre : Political Science
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Presents the original report on poverty in America that led President Kennedy to initiate the federal poverty program
Category: Political Science

Life On The Color Line

Author : Gregory Howard Williams
ISBN : 1440673330
Genre : Social Science
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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize “A triumph of storytelling as well as a triumph of spirit.”—Alex Kotlowitz, award-winning author of There Are No Children Here As a child in 1950s segregated Virginia, Gregory Howard Williams grew up believing he was white. But when the family business failed and his parents’ marriage fell apart, Williams discovered that his dark-skinned father, who had been passing as Italian-American, was half black. The family split up, and Greg, his younger brother, and their father moved to Muncie, Indiana, where the young boys learned the truth about their heritage. Overnight, Greg Williams became black. In this extraordinary and powerful memoir, Williams recounts his remarkable journey along the color line and illuminates the contrasts between the black and white worlds: one of privilege, opportunity and comfort, the other of deprivation, repression, and struggle. He tells of the hostility and prejudice he encountered all too often, from both blacks and whites, and the surprising moments of encouragement and acceptance he found from each. Life on the Color Line is a uniquely important book. It is a wonderfully inspiring testament of purpose, perseverance, and human triumph. “Heartbreaking and uplifting… a searing book about race and prejudice in America… brims with insights that only someone who has lived on both sides of the racial divide could gain.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science