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Kotlowitz, Alex

Overview
Works: 39 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 8,087 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Art  Drama 
Roles: Author, Producer, Director, Reporter, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker
Classifications: HQ792.U5, 305.230977311
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alex Kotlowitz
 
Most widely held works by Alex Kotlowitz
There are no children here : the story of two boys growing up in the other America by Alex Kotlowitz( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and German and held by 3,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the surprise bestsellers of 1991, this is the moving & powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime & neglect. "Alex Kotlowitz joins the ranks of the important few writers on the subject of urban poverty." This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect
The other side of the river : a story of two towns, a death, and America's dilemma by Alex Kotlowitz( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautifully written and painstakingly reported, The Other Side of the River sensitively portrays the lives and hopes of the towns' citizens as they wrestle with this mystery and others - and reveals the attitudes and misperceptions that undermine race relations throughout America. This powerful story challenges us to think about our own assumptions about race, no matter which side of the river we live on
The Interrupters( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who, with bravado, humility, and even humor, try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Shot over the course of a year, this documentary captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in America's cities
Never a city so real : a walk in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recounts his observations of the city's contradictory qualities, the contrast between its residents and the outside world, and its location at the center of the nation
There are no children here : the story of two boys growing up in the other America by Alex Kotlowitz( Recording )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the surprise bestsellers of 1991, this is the moving & powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime & neglect. "Alex Kotlowitz joins the ranks of the important few writers on the subject of urban poverty." This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect
Let's get married( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The traditional American family structure is crumbling, and no one's sure why. Now everyone from the government to church leaders to intellectuals are pushing marriage. But can such efforts make marriage once again the norm? Frontline correspondent Alex Kotlowitz examines the modern marriage movement."--Container
Never a city so real : [a walk in Chicago] by Alex Kotlowitz( Recording )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recounts his observations of the city's contradictory qualities, the contrast between its residents and the outside world, and its location at the center of the nation
Celebrating freedom : 12151791 by James Yood( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How long will I cry? : voices of youth violence( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2011 and 2012, while more than 900 people were being murdered on the streets of Chicago, creative-writing students from DePaul University fanned out all over the city to interview people whose lives have been changed by the bloodshed. The result is How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence, an extraordinary and eye-opening work of oral history. Told by real people in their own words, the stories in How Long Will I Cry? are at turns harrowing, heartbreaking and full of hope."--Publisher's website
The other side of the river : [a story of two towns, a death, and America's dilemma] by Alex Kotlowitz( Recording )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontline( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From acclaimed producer-director Steve James ('Hoop Dreams') and best-selling author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz ('There Are No Children Here'), an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn persistence of violence in our cities
Chicago by Nelson Algren( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dream city by Tony Fitzpatrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interrupters( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Interrupters tells stories of three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. The film's main subjects work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire. Founded by an epidemiologist who believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected, and stop the infection at its source. One of the cornerstones of the organization is the violence interrupters program. The Interrupters--who have credibility on the streets because of their own personal histories--intervene in conflicts before they explode into violence
This American life( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Dunn describes how he stopped going to school ; Alex Kotlowitz tells the story of a little girl who was returned to the mother who gave her up in Jamaica
Horner's children : the story of two boys growing up in urban America by Alex Kotlowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the silence : growing up poor by Alex Kotlowitz( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Kotlowitz discusses his book There are no children here, which focuses on the lives of two boys growing up in a housing project in Chicago, Illinois
Im Spiegel der Zeit : Erlebtes, Erfahrenes, Erforschtes( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinder gibt es hier nicht mehr. Im Himmalaja verschollen. Der Schrei der Möwe. Elefanten - mein Leben
There are no children here by Alex Kotlowitz( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kotlowitz relates a number of insights he gained as a result of spending two years in a poor Chicago neighborhood. Not only was he surprised by the lack of community cohesion, but also by the continual violence and its attendant mental and physical effects upon the children. He laments the lack of institutional involvement and suggests that the schools could be used to rebuild these decayed urban communities
Spelling Bee by Alex Kotlowitz( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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There are no children here : the story of two boys growing up in the other America
Alternative Names
Alex Kotlowitz American journalist

Alex Kotlowitz journaliste américain

Languages
English (93)

German (3)

Covers
The other side of the river : a story of two towns, a death, and America's dilemmaNever a city so real : a walk in ChicagoThere are no children here : the story of two boys growing up in the other AmericaNever a city so real : [a walk in Chicago]Celebrating freedom : 12151791The other side of the river : [a story of two towns, a death, and America's dilemma]ChicagoThe dream cityHorner's children : the story of two boys growing up in urban America