All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated

Title

All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated

Authors

Nell Bernstein

Publisher

The New Press

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9781595581853

Pages

303 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

novel

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

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 children—over two million of them—torn 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 Angelescalls it "a must-read for lawmakers as well as for lawbreakers."

Grade Level

9-12; Adult

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Incarceration; parents in prison; mother in prison; father in prison

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

Keywords

drug use/abuse; traumatized children; sad stories; real people; true stories; incarceration system; social workers; statistics

Diversity Impact

direct

All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated

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