We kicked off the third quarter and Unit 4 with “What Killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones?”, a narrative piece of non-fiction by Charlie LeDuff, a former New York Times reporter who moved back to his hometown of Detroit in 2008. The piece was first published in the magazine Mother Jones in 2010. He later turned the piece into a full-length book, “Detroit: An American Autopsy” (2013). (Here’s a link to a review.) We have a copy of it downstairs in the KIPP NYC College Pep library. LeDuff is now a TV personality for Fox News in Detroit.
In this piece, LeDuff traces the story of 7-year-old girl, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was killed during a police raid, to find out why something like this could happen. In the course of telling this story, LeDuff attempts to diagnose all of the problems currently ailing the city of Detroit.
Socratic Seminar: Friday, Feb. 6 and Monday, Feb. 9
Quiz: Tuesday, Feb. 10