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There Are No Children Here

The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America
in: Sociology

The book chronicles the lives of two young brothers, Lafayette and Pharoah Rivers, as they navigate the challenges of growing up in the Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex in Chicago's inner city. It exposes the harsh realities of poverty, violence, and systemic neglect that shape their everyday experiences and the resilience they demonstrate in the face of adversity.

Key points:

1. Poverty's Impact: The book shows how poverty affects children's lives, emphasizing it's not just about money but also opportunity, safety, and hope.

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