There Are No Children Here

The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America

By Alex Kotlowitz
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385265560, 336pp.)

Publication Date: January 1992

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Description
This is the moving and powerful account of tworemarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago'sHenry Horner Homes, a public housing complexdisfigured by crime and neglect.



About the Author
Alex Kotlowitz is author of the bestselling There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, which won the Helen B. Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Carl Sandburg Award and a Christopher Award. The New York Public Library selected There Are No Children Here as one of the 150 most important books of the century. Mr. Kotlowitz is also the author of The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death and America's Dilemma, and most recently, Never a City So Real.


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Praise For There Are No Children Here

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

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