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Children Growing Up Fast in Chicago

There Are No Children Here, by Alex Kotlowitz, tells the heartbreaking story about two boys growing up in a Chicago housing project in the late 1980s.

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There Are No Children Here

Alex Kotlowitz’s There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America, captures the life of two young brothers growing up in the projects of a dangerous city in Chicago.  Pharaoh and Lafayette expose the truths about the educational system, social services and the seemingly unbreakable cycle that captures […]

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Choosing Life Over the Street

By the ages of 9 and 11, Pharaoh and Lafeyette Rivers knew they had to walk, not run, at the sound of gunfire. They stayed away from windows when shootings began. They realized that if they were drawn into gangs and violence, they would probably never leave the projects. In There Are No Children Here: […]

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