Hear These Voices by Anthony Allison
Youth at the Edge of the Millennium

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Here is an extraordinary journey into the hearts and minds of teenagers at risk around the globe. In these eight remarkable interviews, photographer and documentarian Anthony Allison invites readers to share in the life experiences of his subjects through in-depth, first-person narration and startlingly reverent black-and-white portraits. As Carl Sandburg said of Edward Steichen's work, here are "faces beyond forgetting." Aged ten to nineteen, the protagonists of this unflinchingly honest collection tell what it is like to grow up in a world fraught with obstacles: family abuse and homelessness in Denver and South Africa; rampant violence in Belfast and New York City; drug and alcohol abuse in a Lakota community in South Dakota and the Ukraine; HIV/AIDS infection in Bangkok and San Francisco. Although their stories may not end "happily ever after," all the subjects have benefited from the intervention of grass-roots organizations. These caring adult mentors also add their voices to the book. Well placed within the tradition of activist social documentary that includes James Agee and Studs Terkel, Hear These Voices offers an unforgettable portrait of a neglected but vibrant segment of our population--truly a rich challenge to carry into the twenty-first century, given to us by the generation who ultimately will be its leaders.

About Anthony Allison

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Allison is a professional photographer, documentarian, human rights advocate, and youth counselor who worked closely with Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center and is currently co-director of Hoops for Hope.
Published January 1, 1999 by Dutton Juvenile. 192 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Photographer and youth counselor Allison debuts with a volume comprised of 18 accounts of teens who have overcome extraordinary obstacles, but frames the profiles in a way that detracts from the testi

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Ironically, despite the fact that many of the teens included here are involved in helping others like themselves, the book never tells readers how they might participate--or find help themselves.

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