Gladiator School documents Theral Harris’ time from ages thirteen to seventeen incarcerated in Baltimore’s juvenile justice system in the 1990s. Through first-hand narrative, recovered photos, and ephemera, the book exposes the effects of criminalizing youth in a system “designed to break your spirit.”
Tammy Mercure is a photographer and book artist. Theral Harris is a writer, artist, and New Orleans native. Together they publish books under Sun & Moon Press. They are based in Tulsa, OK.
5.5″x8.5″, 55 pages, color, $15. Antenna Press, 2023. Available here or through Antenna Press.