The author would like to thank you for your continued support. The book is sometimes funny, often painful, but always full of the promise of Our America - that one day, the talent, the gift, the vision, of our children who are being raised in circumstances that should make us all weep will he heard and praised and understood.
Reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Our America, the work of two young men living in one of the most notorious public housing projects in America, does just that. He said he was not going to be alive in ten years. I will admit they are both terrible places to live at times and I do not really no which is worse but I think first of all its an unfair comparison.
Kicking It pg 47 The storyteller tells that growing up in the ghetto is fun yet dangerous. I just think this shows the behavior towards people in the ghetto was terrible as if they were treated like 3rd class citizens.
Fiction T - English - Tragedy - Words: LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman have made it their mission to be loud voices out of a dark place, through two nationally acclaimed radio documentaries and now through this book.
First there are kids in this school, in the neighborhood, that know more about gangs, guns, and sex than the principal does. What was interesting was the kids compared their neighborhood to Vietnam.
Our America is a step toward that goal. I agree that one day kindergartners across the country will be able to explain it, but the bottomline is it should not be that way. Digital Library Federation, December This is just another showing of how bad life was and can still be in the South Side of Chicago.
The sad thing which I noticed was the attitude of the drug dealer. First of all it should not be that way and second of all its not a good thing. I cannot see at all how growing up in the ghetto could be fun. It scars peoples minds for life.
Our America Pgs The following quotes and explanations show how different life was like there. This part of the quote shows that the people in the South Side have been subject to terrible things.The other documentary explores the death of five-year-old Eric Morse, thrown out of a window by tormentors just a few years older than he.
""Those boys didn't have too much reason to value life,"" Jones observes.
Two questioned after two teens found shot to death on Far South Side Chicago Police on the scene Sunday night in the block of South Rhodes Avenue, where two teens were found shot to death. In Jones, Newman, and Isay together wrote the book Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago, which was based on the previous radio programs.
Today Jones works as a freelance writer for N’Digo, a weekly paper in Chicago. Social Studies 3. The Following Three Chapters I will be postings are like miniature essays I had to do for social studies class.
They are about this book called Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago. Note: All quotes are from the book. Our America Pgs The following quotes and explanations show how different life was. Get this from a library! Our America: life and death on the south side of Chicago.
[LeAlan Jones; Lloyd Newman; David Isay; John Anthony Brooks] -- Every once in a while, voices emerge from a part of the world that we have forgotten or chosen to ignore. Sometimes their words ignite our conscience and rekindle our sense of justice.
Our. CHICAGO (AP) — Police say two teenage boys who were missing for days have been found shot to death in a field on the South Side of Chicago. The bodies of year-old Raysuan Turner and year.Download