A Conversation with Author Anne Kim

Thursday, February 27, 2020

An exceptional new work of deeply-reported narrative nonfiction, research, and public policy, Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection documents a long-simmering, and also long-neglected, social crisis: the fact that 1 in 9 young adults in America between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither in school nor in work. Author Anne Kim skillfully weaves heart-rending stories of young people navigating early adulthood alone, in communities where poverty is endemic and opportunities are almost nonexistent. In this eye-opening conversation, led by Peter Bermudes of Gail Leondar Public Relations, Anne delivers a powerful message to readers about her work in Abandoned and the young people behind her research.