Our America is an award-winning film based on the book Our America: Life And Death on the by LeAlan Jones, Lloyd Newman, and David Isay. Music by. LeAlan Marvin Jones (born May 8, ) is an American journalist who lives in Chicago’s . Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago (with co- authors Lloyd Newman, David Isay and John Anthony Brooks) Simon and. Our America has ratings and reviews. Vivienne said: A very powerful book. At times, it can get too heavy-handed and narrowly focused for my own.

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I saw it maybe a lot when I was younger, but now since I’ve, as you say, quote-unquote, “got celebrity status” and I’m not around a community a lot, I haven’t had to really experience that. He would come get me and take lsalan out, you know, go out to eat. They were put up there to say–they were put up there cheaply, first of all, and yet, it’s–it’s–it’s a sad sight. I guess when you start getting facial hair, because I’m still called a shorty and I’m It is a very powerful book, and it lead me to do a lot of fascinating other research to augment my lesson A very powerful book.

What kind of kids do you talk to?

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I have two sisters. As an educator dealing with children in this situation and sharing this book with students it is an incredible link and eye opener for them to jknes that others have lived This book is an incredibly written piece from the perspective of two young men whom live in a world that is routinely spoken about but rarely revealed.


I remember most of my–I can remember till age of about two. I really enjoyed this book because it can really teach u a lesson in life. It’s a three-way split between David Isay, me and Lloyd Newman.

So the reality is–I don’t look at them–I c–I can’t say that a kid is a superpredator, first of all. It’s lower-income developments that were established in by the city of Chicago, and it was a great–a great community then. LeAlan said that living in the projects is like fighting in the Vietnam war ‘ he makes this refrence because when soldiers came back from the war they was all messed up in the head and living in the projects is similar the people who live there are messed up and they’re just, doing ameica in their enviornment.

And yet, we knew in the book it was going to be in our words, in the way that we spoke, and we felt as though to have that is so people could translate it and understand. We were the only interview granted to Mrs.

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He–he–yes, he’s–only about two pictures in it aren’t his. But when I read the book I found out that some of my predictions were Wright I had some connections with the book because I grew up in the same kind of neighborhood ameriac Lealman and Lloyd so I kind of know what they had to do in order to survive and in order to make it in life.

Jones and Newman made a second documentary inThe 14 Stories of Eric Morse aerica, which explored the backgrounds of the people involved with Eric Morse, a five-year-old boy who was tragically thrown from a fourteenth-story window in the Chicago projects by two older boys.


I made this inference because on “page 29” its says “My name is LeAlan Jones, I am thirteen years old, and I live with my family in a house around the corner from the Ida B. They were–they came through my grammar school. Life and Death on the Southside of Chicago.

Due to the November 21, resignation of Rep. I fell in love with these two boys, and their strength and optimism inspires me.

Dummy bag is, like, phony cocaine. Thanks to Anne for recommending this moving book. Serving means you’re serving that ready rock or that dummy bag. That’s–like, they–they’ll go downtown and they’ll–I don’t know how they get the clothes they like to have, but they’ll have, like, new clothes and things like that.

A collection of transcribed interviews and monologues from a pair of radio programs with some updates. In addition to this, the quotes and interviews helped me better understand their lives.

Everybody talks about money. What do you learn? If I’d have went that way, well, I might have prospered, but the reality is I’m hurting my community.

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

I had two brothers. She’s–she’s the s–my grandmother and her have the same name. But if you look at the way politics is going, it changes with the constituency.