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Dec 01, Kimberly Jackson rated it really liked it. He brings us into maazing schools, dysfunctional hospitals, and rat-infested homes where families have been ravaged by depression and anxiety, drug-related violence, and the spread of AIDS.

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When they pray, what do they say to God? It is a sad commentary. On Jonathab Getting By in America. Dave rated it it was amazing.

Will they decide they do not need to quarantine the outcasts of their ingenuity and will they then use all their wisdom and their skills to build a new society and new economy kkozol which no human being will be superfluous? Jun 08, Bedrooped Bookworms rated it it was ok. Will they become ashamed of what they’ve done, or what they have accepted?

To anyone considering reading this book, I’d recommend reading his Fire in the Ashesas it will be more current than these observations on life in the South Bronx. The imagery was painted so well with the help of setting and plot description.


This is the best New York could do for him.

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

I think it is jonathxn likely that they’ll write more stories about “Hope Within the Ashes” and then pile on more ashes and then change the subject to the opening of the ballet or a review of a new restaurant. Most recently, Kozol has founded and is running a non-profit called Education Action.

Thirty-five percent are children. I was alternately moved to tears and outrage. Jun 03, Maureen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The poor do not vote – and they don’t fund campaigns or pay graft.

Amazing Grace

Aug 13, Mariah rated it it was amazing. Also by Jonathan Kozol. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

I believe they should be included in every school curriculum. Even thropwing money oozol the problems offers no more than a bandaid approach, but we are in economic times that promote a grsce agenda of amaizng the middle class”, where the middle class may mean someone earning half a million dollars a year.

Brook Avenue, which is the tenth stop on the local, lies in the center of Mott Haven, whose 48, people are the poorest in the South Bronx. He goes so far as to posture that these systems are so well established, “we just move in. Such injustice drove to the huge gap between the rich and poor. They know that the world does not much like them and they try hard to be good to one another.


Because of this book my 16th year became a mission to better the lives of the students of Taft High School a school that is discussed in the book.

Jonothan Kozal’s books are so beautifully written, gentle and extremely moving. Kozol has held two Guggenheim Fellowships, has twice been a Jonathan Kozol is a non-fiction writer, educator, and activist best known for his work towards reforming American public schools.

In the meantime, we somehow need to embrace the poorest in our nation and help them. There is a golden moment here that our society has chosen not to seize. He reminds me of a combination Chaplain, social worker and great educator. If they ever did it, if they just went in one night and cleaned the whole place out, you have to ask if they could ever steal back half as much as has been stolen from them.

The author’s sincere attempt to describe life for a select group of kids by compiliting the results of numerous interviews.

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