These poems are about the kids who were Bernstein's students when he taught in the New York City public schools, before embarking on a career as an internationally known investigative journalist. For these kids, switchblades, police cars and hunger are more instructive than textbooks.
Bernstein is currently the producer and co-host of the news program, Flashpoints, KPFA Pacifica Radio. This will be his first speaking engagement in Seattle.
He will be speaking at the University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle, on Saturday, June 9 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.