As you are probably aware Humane Exposures will be releasing it’s most recent book in the next few months. Today we are pleased to announce that Born Not Raised: Voices From Juvenile Hall has garnered it’s first review from none other than Publisher’s Weekly!
Disputing the notion that delinquents are beyond repair, Lankford argues that most inmates can transform their traumatic histories into productive maturity if sustained by just one “good enough” adult. Questionnaires and interpretations of artwork, published in the inmates’ raw penmanship, convey nuanced perspectives of dreary inevitability, level-headed insightfulness, and hope. Lankford’s earnestness is on display in her humanizing conversations with a handful of girls, including the game-talking yet vulnerable Hui and the unguarded Sands.
Look for more announcements about the third volume in our award winning social justice trilogy!