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Alex Kotlowitz

Alex Kotlowitz is the author of the national bestseller There Are No Children Here, which the New York Public Library selected as one of the 150 most important books of the twentieth century. His second book, The Other Side of the River, was awarded the Heartland Prize for Non-Fiction. For his documentary film, The Interrupters, he received an Emmy and a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Kotlowitz’s work, which has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and on public radio’s This American Life, has been honored with two Peabody awards, two duPont-Columbia University awards, and a George Polk Award. He is a writer in... Read More

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The Other Side of the River
Written by Alex Kotlowitz
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-47721-5 (0-385-47721-X)

Bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz is one of this country's foremost writers on the ever explosive issue of race. In this gripping and ultimately profound book, Kotlowitz takes us to two towns in southern Michigan, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, separated by the St. Joseph River. Geographically close, but worlds apart, they are a... Read more






There Are No Children Here
Written by Alex Kotlowitz
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 1992
$16.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-26556-0 (0-385-26556-5)

This is the moving and powerful account of two  remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's  Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex  disfigured by crime and neglect. Read more





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