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There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America
by Alex Kotlowitz
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.97
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4.0 out of 5 stars There Are No Children Here, April 27, 2000
There are No Children Here is an excellent depiction of life in the inner city projects. This book is about two boys growing up among the drugs, gangs, and violence of a Chicago Housing Project. The boys must grow up fast and learn how to deal with daily shootings, friends dying, drugs, as well as watching friends and family succeed only to fail because life will not let them become more then just a poor, black person living in the Projects. This story gives an accurate description as to the daily life in a housing project. The reader gets to understand what it is like to watch friends die, put a child in prison, watch the father disappoint his children when he comes around, as well how the government reacts towards the citizens in poverty. By focusing on the children the author captures the heart of the reader. It would be hard to live a life like this as an adult, but a child cannot stay a child in these conditions.


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