How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence is free. By requesting a copy, you agree to:

  • Be a leader in the fight against youth violence in your own community.

  • Inspire others to take action.

  • Support groups that are working to keep young people safe in Chicago and throughout the country.

The editors welcome requests from teachers, community activists and members of the clergy who plan to use the book in their own anti-violence initiatives. We also welcome requests from librarians. 

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