By Jonathan Kozol. About a group of inner-city children the author has known for many years and follows their journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. Tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitute communities of the United States. Some of them never do recover from the battering they undergo in their early years, but many more battle back with fierce and often jubilant determination to overcome the formidable obstacles they face. Read more.