Little Brother: Love, Tragedy, And My Search For The Truth

deBen Westhoff

24 mai 2022|
Little Brother: Love, Tragedy, And My Search For The Truth de Ben Westhoff
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In the tradition of such intimate, piercing explorations of race and inequality in America as The Other Wes Moore and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert PeaceLittle Brother tells the story of investigative journalist Ben Westhoff's relationship with Jorell Cleveland through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in St. Louis, Missouri, and investigates Jorell's tragic unsolved murder at the age of nineteen.
In 2005, soon after Ben Westhoff moved to St. Louis, he joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and was paired with Jorell Cleveland. Ben was twenty-eight at the time, a white college grad from an affluent family in Minnesota. Jorell was eight, one of nine children from a poor, African-American family living in Ferguson. But the two instantly connected. In the subsequent years, Ben and Jorell formed a bond stronger than nearly any other in their lives. Ben got Jorell his first swimming lessons, took him on his first plane trip, helped him open his first bank account, and showed him how to apply for jobs. When Ben met the woman who'd become his wife, she observed that Ben and Jorell were "a package deal." They were brothers.

Then, in the summer of 2016, a shocking crime—Jorell’s murder—changed everything. Jorell was shot at point blank range in broad daylight in the middle of the street, yet his murder remained unsolved by police. Westhoff grappled with mourning Jorell’s death, but also with a feeling of responsibility. As Jorell’s mentor, what could he have done differently? As Westhoff tried to move on with his life, questions nagged at him. As a journalist, he had reported on gang life, interviewed crime kingpins, and even infiltrated drug labs in China. But now, he was investigating the life and death of someone he knew personally, examining what he did and did not know about his friend, and attempting to solve his murder. What is uncovered is a heartbreaking cycle of poverty, poor education, drug trafficking, and violence. Little Brother brilliantly combines a deeply personal history with a true-crime narrative that exposes the realities of life in communities like Ferguson all around the country.
Ben Westhoff writes about culture, drugs, and poverty. He is the author of Original Gangstas, the definitive history of West Coast hip-hop, and Fentanyl, Inc. He has advised officials at the top levels of government about fentanyl, and continues to speak about the crisis at conferences across the country. He lives in St....
Titre :Little Brother: Love, Tragedy, And My Search For The Truth
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :288 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :288 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 po
Publié le :24 mai 2022
Publié par :Hachette Books
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780306923173

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