Anne Kim is the author of Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection (The New Press, 2020), winner of the 2020 Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice.

Anne is a contributing editor at Washington Monthly magazine and lives in northern Virginia.

About the Book

“A quietly powerful nonfiction debut. . . . An outstanding book for policymakers and people who work with adrift young people.”

– Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Generation Covid: Record numbers of youth are out of college, work (Newsweek, Sept. 28, 2022)

Out of school, out of work (Washington Monthly, April/May/June 2021)

Reporters of color are declaring independence (Washington Monthly, November/December 2020)

America’s elite universities are making millions off summer programs for teens — but do they really help kids get into college? (Washington Post, August 28, 2019)

Rural America has too few dentists — and too few patients who can pay (Washington Post, June 7, 2018)

How cash bail keeps the poor in jail (The Atlantic, January 15, 2017)

How the Internet wrecked college admissions (The Atlantic, October 12, 2016)

About Me

I specialize in blending narrative with policy analysis to show how policy affects people’s lives.

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