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Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives

On an average day in America, seven children and teens will be shot dead. In ANOTHER DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA, award-winning journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during one such day. It could have been any day, but he chose November 23, 2013. Black, white and Latino, aged nine to 19, they fell at sleepovers, on street corners, in stairwells, and on their own doorsteps. From the rural Midwest to the barrios of Texas, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of 24 hours to reveal the full human stories behind the gun-violence statistics and the brief mentions in local papers of lives lost.

This powerful and moving work puts a human face --- a child’s face --- on the “collateral damage” of gun deaths across the country. This is not a book about gun control, but about what happens in a country where it does not exist. What emerges in these pages is a searing and urgent portrait of youth, family and firearms in America today.

Audiobook available, read by Mirron Willis

Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
by Gary Younge

  • Publication Date: October 4, 2016
  • Genres: Current Affairs, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Nation Books
  • ISBN-10: 1568589751
  • ISBN-13: 9781568589756