We’re always glad to find effective, solidly written and reported pieces in papers other than the Heavy Hitters. We appreciated the close, thorough reporting in this piece, the lucid attention to Lequan’s inner life and struggles. We e-mailed Earls to ask her about issues of access and reconstruction. She describes her process of gaining the trust of Lequan, a ward of the state, of reaching beyond the initial, official, stilted interview toward true, intimate access.

Read “Lequan: The Lost Boy,” by Stephanie Earls

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