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The Public Assault on America's Children: Poverty, Violence and Juvenile Injustice (Teaching For Social Justice Series)

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Does society care about its children? This work aims to offer a provocative and in-depth examination of violence in the lives of children. It uncovers the conditions and social policies that perpetuate violence. It also looks at other forms of violence in families, neighbourhoods, and schools.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published November 28th 2000 by Teachers' College Press (first published February 2000)
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Rebekah
Jan 08, 2009 Rebekah rated it really liked it
It was amazing me to learn how American society has built itself in a way that makes it very difficult for many children, especially African American Children and Latino children, to survive. I think it is a must read for everyone in America so that we can work together to bring about change.

The beginning is a little too statistic-based for me, but once you get into the book and get to the actual stories of children who have been victims of a broken structure, it gets very interesting.
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Feb 07, 2009 Megan rated it it was amazing
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This book is awesome. It highlights the ways in which we react to violence with violence and also how this reaction is largely misdirected. I would recommend this book to anyone. Its part of the social justice series. How far off can it be right? Helping the people that don't see the system to see the system.
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