Monday, December 14, 2009

Childhood Tragedies

I've been swamped grading papers and making changes to my latest book manuscript and really only had time to read the news. What I read is distressing. I've read 3 stories in the last few days about the terrible circumstances facing America's children.

Here are the 3 stories.

1. Silent Epidemic of Hunger Among America's Kids
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/11/AR2009121102697.html?wpisrc=newsletter

2. Extreme Crisis in Youth Prisons
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/14/nyregion/14juvenile.html?th&emc=th

3. Poor Kids More Likely to be Zombified with Antipsychotics
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/12/health/12medicaid.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

These titles caught my attention because they point to the deteriorating conditions facing so many of America's kids. This topic is the focus of my most recent book. I'm working on the copy editor's corrections now. It will be out in April 2010.

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