There Are No Children Here

There Are No Children Here

The Story of Two Boys Growing up in the Other America

Book - 1991
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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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1991
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385265263
Characteristics: xi, 324 p. ; 25 cm


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Jun 23, 2017

I liked this book alot. It was easily written and the language is E for everyone. I have to say that i got so caught in the story i didnt relize who was telling it. At the last pgs. Surprise the narrator reveals who is speaking. I 'll have to read again to see if there are any clues to who they are.

Aug 07, 2014

only two copies

CPL_Laura Dec 07, 2013

Although this is a sad book, I didn't want it to end because I wanted to hear more about Pharoah and Lafeyette, the two brothers whose lives Kotlowitz chronicles over a two-year period in the violent and poverty-stricken Chicago projects. A cinematic page-turner, There Are No Children Here is a book for anyone interested in poverty in America and the deprivations suffered by children. You see the older brother hardening as the book progresses, and you want to get him and his brother away from their violent surroundings before any more damage to the soul takes place. An involving book by a master storyteller.

mondaysomeday Aug 25, 2013

A very real and difficult to read story that is simultaneously gut-wrenching and charming. I work with people in CHA housing, including former Henry Horner Homes, and still felt completely clueless and disconnected from the reality of Chicago's public housing while reading this. Alex Kotlowitz really shows the human side of so many policy failures.


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