Tenement Talks – What Else But Home by Michael Rosen
Don't miss tomorrow night's Tenement Talk, at the Tenement Museum, at 6:30p, with Michael Rosen. He recently wrote a book called What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Journey Between the Projects and the Penthouse. It's about five boys he met with his son while playing baseball in Tompkins Sqare Park. "Over time, five of the boys—all
black and Hispanic, from the impoverished neighborhood across the
park—became a fixture in the Rosens’ home and eventually started
referring to Michael and his wife Leslie as their parents. The boys
began to see the Rosens as more than just an arcade of middle-class
creature comforts; the Rosens began to learn the full stories of the
boys’ fractured lives."
Find out more about Michael and watch his video, "Why I Wrote What Else But Home" on his blog.