As childhood medical anthropologists in America’s pandemic, we see children’s issues everywhere –school re-openings; mental health concerns; medical risks—but children themselves have been, to our ears, conspicuously silent.
The children of Tūrama School, where I conducted by doctoral research, produced a lot of drawings during my time with them. Meanwhile, I also produced a number of drawings with them.
Who are the children in child health policies and programming? How have we overlooked them, and why is it critical that we start paying attention to them now? This book is about what children do: the unseen and underestimated practices of children who make lives for themselves in situations of poverty and inequality.