There Are No Children Here
There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz tells the story of two young African-American boys, Lafeyette and Pharoah Rivers, growing up in inner-city Chicago Housing Project.
The text only covers two years of their lives, beginning in 1987. Pharoah was nine years old at the time. His brother, Lafeyette, was twelve. The boys lived in an old, neglected housing project called the Henry Horner Homes. Their mother, LaJoe, had lived there her entire ...
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