There Are No Children Here

by

Alex Kotlowitz

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Alonzo Campbell Character Analysis

At Horner, Alonzo is shot in the head by a stray bullet. His experience with violence contrasts sharply with another shooting that takes place at the same time in the country and, unlike Alonzo’s plight, receives widespread media attention, thus demonstrating the ordinary nature of violence in inner-city neighborhoods such as the Henry Horner Homes.
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Alonzo Campbell Character Timeline in There Are No Children Here

The timeline below shows where the character Alonzo Campbell appears in There Are No Children Here. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10
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...shakes at any loud noise, and Lafeyette desperately wants to get out of Horner. When Alonzo Campbell, a nine-year-old friend of theirs, is shot in the head because of a stray... (full context)
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The contrast between Alonzo’s violent experience at Horner and the publicity that the Winnetka murder receives, which spurs nationwide... (full context)