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Another Day in the Death of America

Younge Gary

9781783351022

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Price: $22.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781783351022
Published: June 2017

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Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. It was just another day in America; an unremarkable Saturday on which ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. White, Black and Latino, they fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. There was no outrage about their passing. It was just another day in the death of America, where on a daily average - seven children and teens are killed by guns.

Younge picked this day at random, searched for their families and tells their stories. The nine-year-old opened the door and was shot in the head by his mother's ex-boyfriend. The eleven-year-old was killed by his friend at a sleepover in rural Michigan. The eighteen-year-old gang member, on Chicago's South Side, was shot in a stairwell just days after being released from prison. Through ten moving chapters - one for each child - Younge explores the way these children lived and lost their short lives. He finds out who they were, who they wanted to be, the environments they inhabited, and what this might tell us about society at large. What emerges is a searing portrait of childhood and youth in contemporary America.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781783351022
Published: June 2017

Number of pages: 320
Width: 135 mm
Height: 200 mm
Depth: 20 mm

Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing

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