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Title:
My brother Moochie : regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South
Publication Information:
New York : Other Press, [2018]
ISBN:
9781590518601
Physical Description:
288 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Abstract:
At the age of nine, Issac J. Bailey saw his hero, his eldest brother, taken away in handcuffs, not to return from prison for thirty-two years. Bailey tells the story of their relationship and of his experience living in a family suffering from guilt and shame. Drawing on sociological research as well as his expertise as a journalist, he seeks to answer the crucial question of why Moochie and many other young black men--including half of the ten boys in his own family--end up in the criminal justice system.
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