This New York Public Library selection as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century is a true-life portrait of growing up in the Chicago projects. This national best-seller chronicles the true story of two brothers coming of age in the Henry Horner public housing complex in Chicago. Lafeyette and Pharoah Rivers are eleven and nine years old when the story begins in the summer of 1987. Living with their mother and six siblings, they struggle against grinding poverty, gun violence, gang influences, overzealous police officers, and overburdened and neglectful bureaucracies. Immersed in their lives for two years, Kotlowitz brings us this classic rendering of growing up poor in America's cities. 'Alex Kotlowitz's story informs the heart. His meticulous portrait of the two boys in a Chicago housing project shows how much heroism is required to survive, let alone escape.''New York Times
Though you may know Alex Kotlowitz from the popular audiobooks There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America and The Other Side of the River, Kotlowitz is actually one of the most renowned Travel & Adventure, Mysteries & Thrillers and Bios & Memoirs authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 4 audiobooks from Kotlowitz on AudioBookStore.com, with the latest Bios & Memoirs title being: There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America. The Other Side of the River was added to our catalog in 1999, making it the author's oldest audiobook available on our website, while There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America is the most popular and bestselling audiobook from Kotlowitz. Enjoy over 20 hours of audiobook listening from Kotlowitz, among the 4 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety of audiobooks, we know you're sure to enjoy Travel & Adventure books from Alex Kotlowitz. For more audiobooks and information on Alex Kotlowitz, please visit his page on AudiobookStore.com: Alex Kotlowitz audiobooks.