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There Are No Children Here - by Alex Kotlowitz (Paperback)

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  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A moving and powerful account by an acclaimed journalist that "informs the heart.
  • Helen Bernstein Book Award 1992 1st Winner
  • About the Author: ALEX KOTLOWITZ is the author of the national bestseller There Are No Children Here, which the New York Public Library selected as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century.
  • 336 Pages
  • Social Science, Ethnic Studies

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About the Book



This bestseller is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes. "An extraordinary glimpse into the lives of those struggling for survival and dignity in inner-city America".--Chicago Sun-Times.



Book Synopsis



NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A moving and powerful account by an acclaimed journalist that "informs the heart. [This] 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

The story 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 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



About the Author



ALEX KOTLOWITZ is the author of the national bestseller There Are No Children Here, which the New York Public Library selected as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century. His second book, The Other Side of the River, was awarded the Heartland Prize for Non-Fiction. For his documentary film, The Interrupters, he received an Emmy and a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Kotlowitz's work, which has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and on public radio's This American Life, has been honored with two Peabody awards, two duPont-Columbia University awards, and a George Polk Award. He is a writer in residence at Northwestern University. Kotlowitz lives with his wife, Maria Woltjen, and their two children, Mattie and Lucas, just outside of Chicago.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.04 Inches (H) x 5.18 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)
Weight: .55 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies
Publisher: Anchor Books
Theme: African American Studies
Format: Paperback
Author: Alex Kotlowitz
Language: English
Street Date: January 5, 1992
TCIN: 11395192
UPC: 9780385265560
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-5189
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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