[Reading] ➺ Our America ➰ LeAlan Jones – Ebats.us

Our America Through Two Award Winning National Public Radio Documentaries, And Now This Powerful Book, LeAlan Jones And Lloyd Newman Have Made It Their Mission To Be Loud Voices From One Of This Country S Darkest Places, Chicago S Ida B Wells Housing Project Set Against The Stunning Photographs Of A Talented Young Photographer From The Projects, Our America Evokes The Unforgiving World Of These Two Amazing Young Men, And Their Struggle To Survive Unrelenting Tragedy With A Gift For Clear Eyed Journalism, They Tell Their Own Stories And Others, Including That Of The Death Of Eric Morse, A Five Year Old Who Was Dropped To His Death From The Fourteenth Floor Of An Ida B Wells Apartment Building By Two Other Little Boys Sometimes Funny, Often Painful, But Always Charged With Their Dream Of Our America , LeAlan Jones And Lloyd Newman Reach Out To Grab Your Attention And Break Your Heart.

[Reading] ➺ Our America  ➰ LeAlan Jones – Ebats.us
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Our America
  • LeAlan Jones
  • English
  • 06 December 2018
  • 0671004646

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➺ Our America ➰ LeAlan Jones – Ebats.us


  1. says:

    A very powerful book At times, it can get too heavy handed and narrowly focused for my own tastes, but I give it four stars for how excellent it is for teaching One of the greatest challenges of working with ninth graders is teaching empathy, but the direct quotes and narration from the denizens of the Ida B Wells has somewhat helped my students put themselves into another person s shoes It is a very powerful book, and it lead me to do a lot of fascinating other research to augment my lesson A very powerful book At times, it can get too heavy handed and narrowly focused for my own tastes, but I give it four stars for how excellent it is for teaching One of the greatest challenges of working with ninth graders is teaching empathy, but the direct quotes and narration from the denizens of the Ida B Wells has somewhat helped my students put themselves into another person s shoes It is a very...


  2. says:

    Read this in the seventh grade, just reread for an English class I think it s one of the must reads It is brilliant, honest, and heart breaking Always gets me on a personal level because I am a Chicagoan that lives on the Southside Nobody ever likes talking about that part of th...


  3. says:

    Thanks to Anne for recommending this moving book I highly recommend it, the narrative format is unconventional the two boys were given tape recorders and these are the transcripts of their interviews and conversations , but makes for ea...


  4. says:

    A necessary read for understanding human rights, cycles of poverty, and the lives lead by those living in America s ghettos The book shares the insights, personal thoughts, and interviews of two young bo...


  5. says:

    I think this book is great so far What i would like to say to say about this book to someone who hasn t read this is that if they are interested in learning about how different the world is, this is the book for them this book is about adventure, friendship, vlife, and death LeAlan and Lloyd s purpose for writing this book is to show people how different other people are They also wrote it to show people not to judge eachother just by the way they look, live, or where they come from This bo I think this book is great so far What i would like to say to say about this book to someone who hasn t read this is that if they are interested in learning about how different the world is, this is the book for them this book is about adventure, friendship, vlife, and death...


  6. says:

    This book is a real and raw look into Chicago s South Side It is basically a series of interviews, all taken in the mid 1990s, by two young teenagers living in the ghetto It reads fast At one point, their lifestyle is compared to a war zone, with bullets to dodge, PTSD, a survival mentality, andThis book reminds me a bit of Hoop Dreams , a Chicago documentary from around the same time One of the most powerful things this book does is to humanize the people living in the ghetto They This book is a real and r...


  7. says:

    This book is an incredibly written piece from the perspective of two young men whom live in a world that is routinely spoken about but rarely revealed The power of the book transcends what had to be the authors original purpose as nearly 15 years later the themes resonate true not only in Chicago but in cities around the world.As an educator dealing with children in this situation and sharing this book with students it is an incredible link and eye opener for them to see that others have lived This book is an incredibly...


  8. says:

    I like this book a lot because it contain an different story than what Im use to It tells a story of a Different America and many people relate to this story The author gives us the idea to look at THEIR AMERICA different from AMERICAN you might everyone knows I learned from this ...


  9. says:

    Fantastic Such an intimate portrait of life in the ghetto and how people survive the war zone Amazing and inspiring stories


  10. says:

    For the book Our America By LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman i would rate the book a This book is a podcast from two 13 year old best friends that grew up in the wells which is a project in west chicago in 1993 They provide several stories about their childhood and they explain throughout the story that things need to change and the kids that grow up in ghettos deserve all the same chances voice as kids that grow up in richer areas Vivienne from goodreads stated A very powerful book I compl For the book Our America By LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman i would rate the book a This book is a podcast from two 13 year old best friends that grew up in the wells which is a project in west chicago in 1993 They provide several stories about their childhood and they explain throughout the story that things need to change and the kids that grow up in ghettos deserve all the same chances voice as kids that grow up in richer areas Vivienne from goodreads stated A very powerful book I completely agree with this statement because i could never imagine how hard it would be to get out of bed and try to succeed everyday if i l...

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