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Below I have included some of these quotations; my hope is that they will convince you to read this book if you have not yet done so. It’s more like being ‘hidden. He travels and lectures about educational inequality and racial injustice. Tender, generous and often religiously devout, they speak with eloquence iozol honesty about the poverty and racial isolation that have wounded but not hardened them. They live in a crime-infested neighborhood with terrible schools and highly stressed parents, not enough food and little prospects.

As I continued to read the book, I found myself getting sucked into life in the South Bronx as explained by Kozol. Kozol particularly emphasizes the ways in which these young children process and understand the world in which they live, as well as their places within it.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jonathan Kozol is a non-fiction writer, educator, and activist best known for his work towards reforming American public schools.


The stories of families and children living in unacceptable conditions can break the hardest of hearts. Aug 05, Beth rated it it was amazing. Jun 08, Bedrooped Bookworms rated it it was ok. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

I return to it often. But it was all fate… Anyways, I would highly recommend this to all people as a continuation to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn—a great follow up!

Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol

Dec 01, Kimberly Jackson rated it really liked it. New York City slums from the perspective of the kids that live there. Everything breaks down in a place like this. There’s no obscenity in their speech, nor are there any of those flip code-phrases that are almost always placed within the mouths of poor black children in the movies–a style of speech, I sometimes think, that may be exaggerated by the media to lend a heightened sense of ‘differentness’ to children in the ghetto.

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Whenever I’m reading, especially nonfiction texts, I often highlight quotations that I feel are signi Although Jonathan Kozol wrote and researched this book almost 20 years ago when I was just a little girlsadly, so much of it still rings true today. Amidst all of the despair, it is the very young whose luminous capacity for love and transcendent sense of faith in human decency give reason for hope.

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Not just in huge cities, either. I was able to get an idea on what it was like to live in one of the most poorest, racially segregated, places in the United States. LitFlash The eBooks jonathab want at the lowest prices.


It is emotionally difficult, as it should be. Amazon Music Stream millions amazinb songs. He brings us into overcrowded schools, dysfunctional hospitals, and rat-infested homes amzzing families have been ravaged by depression and anxiety, drug-related violence, and the spread of AIDS. Apr 02, Sidney rated it it was amazing Shelves: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

I believe Amazing Grace to be the finest book of its kind. This book was published inbut I’d guess that nothing much has ch This book should be a must-read for everyone if things are to change.

He brings us into overcrowded schools, dysfunctional hospitals, and rat-infested homes where families have been ravaged by depression and anxiety, drug-related violence, and the spread of AIDS.

They lead the life most people only read about.

Amazing Grace | Jonathan Kozol

I love this book and have read it many times. The children in this book defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented by the media. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Through the book, Kozol hints at the Holy Spirit working on him in the process. Jknathan believe they should be included in every school curriculum. How cold — how cruel, how tough — do we dare be?