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Jeff Hobbs, author of Children of the State: Stories of Survival and Hope in the Juvenile Justice System

There has been very little written about juvenile detention and the path to justice. For many kids, a mistake made at age 13 or 14 --- often resulting from external factors coupled with a biologically immature brain --- can resonate through the rest of their lives, making high school difficult, college nearly impossible, and a middle-class life a mere fantasy. Here, in CHILDREN OF THE STATE, Jeff Hobbs challenges any preconceived perceptions about how the juvenile justice system works. He presents three different true stories that show the day-to-day life and the challenges faced by those living and working in juvenile programs: educators, counselors and --- most importantly --- children.

Week of January 1, 2024

Paperback releases for the week of January 1st include CODE 6, a bold thriller from James Grippando that asks at what price do we open our lives to Big Data; HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE by Grady Hendrix, a gripping novel that explores the way your past --- and your family --- can haunt you like nothing else; CHILDREN OF THE STATE, Jeff Hobbs' timely, insightful and groundbreaking look at the school-to-prison pipeline and life in the juvenile “justice” system; Sarah Levy's DRINKING GAMES, an intimate and darkly funny memoir about how one woman drank and lived --- and how, for her, the last drink was just the beginning; and the paperback original THE LOST VAN GOGH by Jonathan Santlofer, a riveting tale based on rumors that Van Gogh completed a final self-portrait before his death, one that has since been lost to time --- or the black market.