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There are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz
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Apr 27, 07

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Recommended for: teachers, social workers, medical workers, those interested in poverty issues
Read in May, 2005

A sad look as Chicago's west side projects (Robert Taylor) and a couple kids growing up there in the 1980's. The projects have since been torn down, but looked like this:

I remember living near them for a summer and driving by them and being creeped out! I recall in the summer of '85 a toddler was raped and thrown off the roof to her death and that story only got a couple lines in the paper.
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