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All god’s children explores the roots of violence and juvenile justice

In “All God’s Children, ” Fox Butterfield examines America’s tradition of violence, and the evolution of its juvenile justice system, through the life and ancestry of the man known as America’s most violent prisoner: Willie Bosket.

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Conversing with “All God’s Children” Author Fox Butterfield

Nearly 20 years after its publication, author Fox Butterfield talks about the challenges of writing “All God’s Children,” the anatomy of New York’s juvenile justice system told through the history of Willie Bosket’s family.

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All God’s Children

All God’s Children is a reporting tour de force. Not only does Fox Butterfield trace the violence in Willie Bosket’s family back to his slave ancestors and their bloody South Carolina community, but he does so with an amazing amount of descriptive detail.

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The Dishonor of Violence

Few nonfiction books take the reader on a journey of discovery in which the audience, the author and the subject all seem not to know where it will lead. Fox Butterfield’s All God’s Children is a family history of violence that neither the author nor his young subject — a man convicted of double murder who invites […]

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