All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarceratedby Nell Bernstein
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In this "moving condemnation of the U.S. penal system and its effect on families" (Parents’ Press), award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein takes an intimate look at parents and childrenover two million of themtorn apart by our current incarceration policy. Described as "meticulously reported and sensitively written" by Salon, the book is "brimming with compelling case studies . . . and recommendations for change" (Orlando Sentinel); Our Weekly Los Angeles calls it "a must-read for lawmakers as well as for lawbreakers."
"An urgent invitation to care for all children as our own."
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Author of Random Family
"In terms of elegance, breadth and persuasiveness, All Alone in the World deserves to be placed alongside other classics of the genre such as Jonathan Kozol's Savage Inequalities, Alex Kotlowitz's There Are No Children Here and Adrian Nicole LeBlanc's Random Family. But to praise the book's considerable literary or sociological merit seems beside the point. This book belongs not only on shelves but also in the hands of judges and lawmakers."
San Francisco Chronicle
"Serious, moving, and well organized
this book could help galvanize a national will to tackle such problems."
Library Journal, Starred Review
"Well researched and smoothly written. Bernstein's book pumps up awareness of the problems [and] provides a checklist for what needs to be done."
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"This is the book we children of prisoners have been waiting for."
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Meet the Author
Nell Bernstein is an award-winning journalist and former Soros Justice Media Fellow at the Open Society Institute of New York whose articles have appeared in Newsday, Salon, Mother Jones, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She lives outside of Berkeley, California.
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Ms. Bernstein has managed to write a moving book but without stepping over the line of being to sentimental. I really liked that she brought not only the children into the picture but also mothers, fathers, grandmothers, police officers and more. I really encourage you to take your time and read it. Your world will never be the same again.