Another Day in the Death of America

A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
Product Number: EB00700560
Released: Mar 15, 2017
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ISBN: #9781568587554
Publisher: Nation Books
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Winner of the 2017 J. Anthony Lukas PrizeShortlisted for the 2017 Hurston/Wright Foundation AwardFinalist for the 2017 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in JournalismLonglisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non Fiction On an average day in America, seven children and teens will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during one such day. It could have been any day, but he chose November 23, 2013. Black, white, and Latino, aged nine to nineteen, they fell at sleepovers, on street corners, in stairwells, and on their own doorsteps. From the rural Midwest to the barrios of Texas, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of twenty-four hours to reveal the full human stories behind the gun-violence statistics and the brief mentions in local papers of lives lost. This powerful and moving work puts a human face-a child's face-on the "collateral damage" of gun deaths across the country. This is not a book about gun control, but about what happens in a country where it does not exist. What emerges in these pages is a searing and urgent portrait of youth, family, and firearms in America today.

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Author(s): Gary Younge
Original Publish Date: Oct 04, 2016

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Author(s): Gary Younge
Narrator(s): Mirron Willis
Product Number DD26003
Released: Oct 04, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504741415
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Author(s): Gary Younge
Narrator(s): Mirron Willis
Product Number Z100119223
Released: Oct 04, 2016
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ISBN: #9781504741453

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