Our America Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago

ISBN-10: 0671004646
ISBN-13: 9780671004644
Edition: 1998
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Description: Through two award-winning National Public Radio documentaries, and now this powerful book, LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman have made it their mission to be loud voices from one of this country's darkest places, Chicago's Ida B. Wells housing project.  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 5/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Through two award-winning National Public Radio documentaries, and now this powerful book, LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman have made it their mission to be loud voices from one of this country's darkest places, Chicago's Ida B. Wells housing project. Set against the stunning photographs of a talented young photographer from the projects, Our America evokes the unforgiving world of these two amazing young men, and their struggle to survive unrelenting tragedy. With a gift for clear-eyed journalism, they tell their own stories and others, including that of the death of Eric Morse, a five-year-old who was dropped to his death from the fourteenth floor of an Ida B. Wells apartment building by two other little boys. Sometimes funny, often painful, but always charged with their dream of Our America, LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman reach out to grab your attention and break your heart.

Executive producer of Sound Portraits Productions, an independent production company. He is a regular contributor to All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Over the past ten years his radio documentary work has won two Peabodies, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards and most recently the MacArthur Prize. He lives in New York City

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Author's Note
A Ghetto Glossary
Life--1993
The Beginning
The 'Hood
School
Kicking It
LeAlan
Lloyd
Ghetto Getaway
Peace Out: 1993
Death--1995
Messengers
The Scene of the Crime
From the Outside, Looking In
A Breakthrough
Juvenile Justice
Falling Through the Cracks
Both Sides of the Law
Shorties in the 'Hood
Closer Than We Imagined
Remorse
Life--1996
The Maze
The 'Hood
School
LeAlan
Lloyd
Parting Words
Our America

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