Growing Up Poor: A Literary Anthology

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$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
New Press
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Pages
279
Dimensions
5.54 X 0.81 X 8.18 inches | 0.74 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
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9781565847446
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About the Author

Robert Coles is a child psychiatrist, Pultizer Prize-winning author, and Harvard University professor. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifelong work on behalf of children, he lives in Concord, Massachusetts. Randy Testa teaches in the education department of Dartmouth College. He has written two books on the Amish community of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Michael Coles is a documentary writer and photographer who has taught and coached inner-city children.

Reviews

"Robert Coles has devoted his professional life to listening to children whose voices are so often ignored and who tell stories many of us do not want to hear. He and Randy Testa have assembled a remarkable selection of these narratives--both fictional and all-too-real--in the challenging yet ultimately hopeful collection Growing Up Poor. Let us listen!"
--Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund

"Wise poems, stories and essays about poverty and denigration, and the remarkable moments of determination and resolve experienced by some wonderful authors."
--Chicago Tribune

"Contributors to this volume speak in crisp, clear voices that demand--and deserve--to be heard."
--Time Out New York