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Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago

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by LeAlan Jones, Lloyd Newman, David Isay, and John Brooks

A companion work to the radio series Ghetto Life 101, this book provides further insight into the lives of LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman, two young men living in one of the most notorious housing projects in America. Like the radio series, this work raises important questions about identity, race, and perspective. Facing History and Ourselves has created a study guide to accompany the 30-minute audio CD of the radio series, which can be used with this book.

View or download the Ghetto Life 101 study guide.

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