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Saturday, 23rd November 2013. It was just another day in America. And as befits an unremarkable day, ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. Far from being considered newsworthy, these everyday fatalities are simply a banal fact.
The youngest was nine; the oldest nineteen. None made the news. There was no outrage at their passing. It was simply a day like any other day. Gary Younge picked it at random, searched for the families of these children and here, tells their stories. Another Day in the Death of America explores the way these children lived and lost their short lives, offering a searing portrait of the vulnerability of youth in contemporary America.
Gary Younge is an award-winning journalist for the GUARDIAN and THE NATION magazine in the US. He was posted to the US for the GUARDIAN for 12 years before returning to London in 2015. In 2009 he won the James Cameron Award for the "combined moral vision and professional integrity" of his coverage of the Obama campaign. In 2015 he won the David Nyhan Prize for Political Journalism from Harvard's Shorenstein Center. "It's the powerless on whose behalf he writes," said the centre's acting director. Younge's previous books include THE SPEECH, WHO ARE WE?, STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND and NO PLACE LIKE HOME. Formerly the Belle Zeller Visiting Professor of Public Policy and Social Administration at Brooklyn College, CUNY, he is also the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute. @garyyounge