Great read. I was born and raised in those same projects before they turned into a war zone. Still I love Chicago and everything about it. I even cried reading this story. I even did some follow up research on some of the characters. Very informative
I teach at a middle school that might as well be the school these boys go to. They are incredible articulate and really know how to tell a story, but the story they are telling is (so sadly) not unique. It's depressing how many Americans go about their business without knowing or acknowledging the huge divide that exists in our society. Definitely approachable for anyone 11+ but pretty chilling if you're really paying attention.