An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago

Published September 14th 2019

I read this book in 2019


An American Summer is difficult to read. Its stories about the folks affected by gun violence in Chicago. The moms, dads, siblings and communities affected by a death of a child. Its important to read, because the news gives you a story about gang violence, a reason to not care that another person was killed.


Its important to learn and listen to the people in this book. The lives arent just numbers reported of gun violence over memorial day weekend. They are brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, cousins. With aspirations and educations. Jobs and relationships. The system has you think differently.

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