Seventh in a Series of Readings from The New Plantation: Lessons from Rikers Island

Reading from The New Plantation: Lessons from Rikers Island

“The New Plantation takes us into the chaos of Rikers Island, giving us the vivid voices of young men–kids, really–caught in the unrelenting grip of institutional racism. I found it riveting.” –Monica Wood, author of When We Were the KennedysErnie’s Ark, and One-in-a-Million Boy

“It’s easy to forget people of whatever age who have been disappeared by incarceration. Jason Trask doesn’t let this happen. He isn’t just an observer passing along statistics but is with these kids, a fellow traveler on the tangled up-and-down-and-around road that is the predicament of American life.” –Carolyn Chute, author of The Beans of Egypt, Maine, Letourneau’s Used Auto Parts, and TheRecipe for Revolution.

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