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Kendell Goes Back To School

Dennis, Alicia and Schindehette, Susan (2007) Kendell Goes Back To School. People.

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Abstract

Ten-year-old Kendell Lewis hops down from the steps of his trailer to take a visitor on a child's-eye tour of what remains, and what is gone, from the streets of his old neighborhood. "I had friends there, lots of them," he says outside an abandoned house with boarded-up windows in the Lower Ninth Ward. "Kadija, Vernon, Tyris and Ariane. But I don't get to play with them now." Farther up the block, collapsed shells of houses lie in multicolored heaps. The park where, Kendell says, "I used to hit a ball with my bat" is now deserted, grown over with weeds taller than a little boy. On the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, everywhere in this neighborhood near where the levee broke it's the same


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Access to full text is subject to the publisher's access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; Lower Ninth Ward; refurbished school building; New Orleans; public schools
Subjects: Teaching
Teaching > Community Redevelopment
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    Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2011
    Last Modified: 12 May 2011 12:03
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/816

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