The Other America
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The Other America
The story is centered on Ari, a homeless urban teenager. It is a coming of age story in the context of poverty, disillusionment and the failure of the American dream to embrace perceived outsiders. This story is about the real hopes and dreams of American kids' lives. A budding graffiti artist, Ari secretly calls himself Shelter Boy. At the same time that Ari is dealing with being homeless, he writes to another school boy who he dubs Rural Boy. Through their interactions, Ari discovers that Rural Boy wants to bring a gun to school, and that he too, feels isolated and ashamed of who he is.… More