God Bless the Child Just in time for the arrival of an "invest in people" President, this report from the poor state of Mississippi supplies local evidence of a… Nonfiction
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God Bless the Child

EW's GRADE
B

Details Writer: James Colbert; Genre: Nonfiction

Just in time for the arrival of an ''invest in people'' President, this report from the poor state of Mississippi supplies local evidence of a national scandal: the neglect of our children. Sue Hathorn's mission is to help the state's 16,000 abused children. Desperate for funds, this proper Baptist lady teamed up with an amiable gambler under indictment on racketeering charges to run a bingo hall. James Colbert's God Bless the Child is short on analysis, long on description, but jump cutting from the upscale haunts of the old-boy network to the decrepit, overcrowded children's shelter, he makes his point: When government won't do the job, the people must, by any means necessary. B

Originally posted Feb 12, 1993 Published in issue #157 Feb 12, 1993 Order article reprints