There Are No Children Here
Alex Kotlowitz was a freelance journalist. In 1985 a friend came to him and asked him to write a text for a photo essay he was doing on (children living in poverty) for a Chicago magazine. That is when he met the Rivers brothers, Lafeyette, age ten, and Pharoah age seven. He spent only a few hours with them interviewing for the photo essay. Lafeyette had an impact on Kotlowitz. When
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expressed love and gratitude towards his mother and friends.
This book was truly an eye-opener. There is not a plot, nor a real story line, it is simply 'a day in the life of' type of story. It is more like 'a few years in the lives of' in this case. I would recommend this book for anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of life and culture beyond the sheltered land of our hometowns.