“A stunning, stay-with-you-forever new book [that will] alter the ways in which you think. I guarantee that after you read this book, the next murder that screams across the headlines and television news will affect you more deeply than ever before. … How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence now joins my Best Books I’ve Ever Read List.”

--Rick Kogan, noted journalist, author and WGN radio personality


“Outstanding. ... An incredibly rich and compelling examination.”

--Dawn Turner Trice, Chicago Tribune


“A very powerful book about the realities of crime on the streets of Chicago. ... [The stories] went a whole lot deeper than the headlines and what we were able to do on the news.”

--Darlene Hill, Fox 32 TV Chicago


“A stunning array of stories. The book exudes raw honesty. … It doesn't deliver easy answers, but it humanizes rage and violence. … This is where hope starts.”

--Robert Koehler, syndicated columnist


"Transforms the shattering statistics of youth violence into intimately human experiences.  … This is a book everyone should read."

--Donna Seaman, Booklist Online


“Standing out among the buzz of new fall books … is one very significant project: How Long Will I Cry?

--Naomi HuffmanNew City


How Long Will I Cry? is a huge success for Big Shoulders Books.”

--Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader Online


“A new type of publishing."

--Caitlin Tyler Richards and Troy Reeves, Oral History Review


“Requests have been coming in from all over the country from inner-city after-school programs, libraries, high schools and even police departments.”

--Paul Biasco, DNAinfo Chicago


"Your entry point into lives twisted by-and yes-transformed by violence. ... Eye-opening, unsettling, and perhaps galvanizing to action."

--Sally Parsons, Windy City Times