The Spelling Bee
Written by Alex Kotlowitz
eBook, 24 pages
September 9, 2014
A selection from Alex Kotlowitz’s masterpiece of immersive reportage There Are No Children Here,
the harrowing coming-of-age story of two children in Chicago’s Henry Horner Public Housing Complex. In “The Spelling Bee,” as Pharoah returns to school, his dreams come up against the realities of his neighborhood.
Pharoah is small of stature, has...
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