For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
From 1854 to 1929, some 250,000 homeless children were transported out of American cities and placed with families in the rural West. This emigration plan was the idea of a minister named Charles Loring Brace. Stephen O’Connor tells the story of this little-known but influential early child welfare effort in his new book.
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