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There Are No Children Here

Kotlowitz, Alex

Verlag: Nan A. Talese, New York, 1991
ISBN 10: 0385265263 / ISBN 13: 9780385265263
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Titel: There Are No Children Here

Verlag: Nan A. Talese, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 1991

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

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0385265263 Very good in very good price-clipped dust jacket. Later printing. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BING89815760

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Inhaltsangabe: 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.


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Rezension: There Are No Children Here, the true story of brothers Lafeyette and Pharoah Rivers, ages 11 and 9 at the start, brings home the horror of trying to make it in a violence-ridden public housing project. The boys live in a gang-plagued war zone on Chicago's West Side, literally learning how to dodge bullets the way kids in the suburbs learn to chase baseballs. "If I grow up, I'd like to be a bus driver," says Lafeyette at one point. That's if, not when--spoken with the complete innocence of a child. The book's title comes from a comment made by the brothers' mother as she and author Alex Kotlowitz contemplate the challenges of living in such a hostile environment: "There are no children here," she says. "They've seen too much to be children." This book humanizes the problem of inner-city pathology, makes readers care about Lafeyette and Pharoah more than they may expect to, and offers a sliver of hope buried deep within a world of chaos.

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