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ALEX KOTLOWITZ is the author of The Other Side of the River and There Are No Children Here, which was selected as one of the 150 most important books of the century by the New York Public Library. He lives in Chicago.

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Never a City So Real
A Walk in Chicago
Written by Alex Kotlowitz


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: July 6, 2004
Price: $11.99

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The Other Side of the River
A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma
Written by Alex Kotlowitz


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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The Other Side of the River
A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma
Written by Alex Kotlowitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 19, 1999
Price: $16.00

"A riveting portrait of a racially troubled America in the 1990's"—Publishers Weekly (starred)

"A vivid American microcosm, a telling tableau of the way we are."—The New York Times

From the author of There Are No Children Here, this is the true story of two towns in southern Michigan separated by a river-and the... Read more >
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The Spelling Bee

Written by Alex Kotlowitz


Format: eBook, 24 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $0.99

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There Are No Children Here
The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America
Written by Alex Kotlowitz


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 30, 2011
Price: $11.99

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There Are No Children Here
The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America
Written by Alex Kotlowitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 5, 1992
Price: $16.00

A New York Public Library “Book of the Century.” An essential introductory sociology source, There Are No Children Here traces two years in the lives of ten-year-old Lafeyette and seven-year-old Pharoah Rivers as they struggle to beat the odds and grow up in one of Chicago's worst housing projects. Kotlowitz avoids... Read more >
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