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On The Edge: A History Of Poor Black Children And Their American Dreams
Filled with fascinating insights into the collective emotional life of inner-city kids, this book is also a highly original history of the erosion of urban community life since World War II.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 4th 1995 by Basic Books
(first published January 3rd 1995)
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This book should be a requirement for teachers working with inner-city/poor black children. It is quite depressing at times but also very insightful and really gave me a lot of compassion for the people in the community where I work. For those who think working with children in the worst neighborhoods of this country is a lost cause, or for those who think that young black boys just don't care, I would summon the closing words from Mr. Nightingale: "Youthful inner-city hope is a precious commodi ...more