This Week’s Podcast
: I’ve been a big fan of writer Lauren Markham
ever since I read “Our School
” in #78
. When “The Girl Gangs of El Salvador
” was chosen lead article in #110
, I invited her on the show, and she agreed. Our conversation centered on Ms. Markham’s writing and her work in Oakland with newly arrived immigrant youth. She’s also the author of The Far Away Brothers
, which I recommend and which received a glowing review
in The New York Times. If you haven’t listened yet, please do!
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