"Robert Coles has devoted his professional life to listening to children whose voices are so often ignored and who tell stories many of us do not want to hear. He and Randy Testa have assembled a remarkable selection of these narratives—both fictional and all-too-real—in the challenging yet ultimately hopeful collection Growing Up Poor. Let us listen!"
—Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund
"Wise poems, stories and essays about poverty and denigration, and the remarkable moments of determination and resolve experienced by some wonderful authors."
"Contributors to this volume speak in crisp, clear voices that demandand deserveto be heard."
—Time Out New York