'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media
Posted: 8/4/2014  |  By: Bill Chappell | NPR
Tired of seeing their neighborhood portrayed in news reports as a desolate and violent place, fifth-graders in Chicago's South Shore area wrote what their teacher calls a "counternarrative." Their op-ed for The Chicago Tribune includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."