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"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."
Posted September 6, 2007
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.