Th_s Lan_ Is Yo_r L_nd

Karl Ward

For children living in poverty in the United States, what does our country sound like?


Th_s Lan_ Is Yo_r L_nd is an interactive United States map that controls a music player. Choose any point on the map and you will hear the popular American folk song “This Land Is Your Land.” But the sound will be periodically muted, in proportion to the percentage of children living in poverty within the county at that point on the map. On average, about one out of five children in the US live in poverty. In some counties, fewer than one in twenty live in poverty, while in others three out of five live in poverty. What does it sound like when these children are left out?


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