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    • There Are No Children Here

    • The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
    • By: Alex Kotlowitz
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 907
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 790
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 791

    This national best-seller chronicles the true story of two brothers coming of age in the Henry Horner public housing complex in Chicago. Lafeyette and Pharoah Rivers are 11 and nine years old when the story begins in the summer of 1987. Living with their mother and six siblings, they struggle against grinding poverty, gun violence, gang influences, overzealous police officers, and overburdened and neglectful bureaucracies. Immersed in their lives for two years, Kotlowitz brings us this classic rendering of growing up poor in America’s cities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Six stars

    • By Caro on 05-24-13

    Regular price: $18.80

    • The Other Side of the River

    • By: Alex Kotlowitz
    • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Two Michigan towns, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, separated by the St. Joseph River, are geographically close, yet worlds apart: St. Joseph is a 95% white, prosperous lakeshore community, while Benton Harbor is impoverished and 92% black. When the body of a black teenaged boy from Benton Harbor is found in the river, unhealed wounds and suspicions between the 2 towns' populations surface as well. The investigation into Eric McGinnis' death inevitably becomes a screen onto which each community projects its resentments and fears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought Provoking Book

    • By Patrick on 02-03-18

    Regular price: $19.93