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Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

by Jonathan Kozol

For two years, beginning in 1988, Jonathan Kozol visited schools in neighborhoods across the country, from Illinois to Washington D.C., and from New York to San Antonio. He spoke with teachers, principals, superintendents,...


Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America

by Jonathan Kozol

   In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing...


The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

by Jonathan Kozol

“The nation needs to be confronted with the crime that we’re committing and the promises we are betraying. This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended...


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

by Jonathan Kozol

The author of Savage Inequalities, a New York Times best-seller, and Rachel and Her Children, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, tells the stories of a handful of children who have--through the love...


Letters to a Young Teacher

by Jonathan Kozol

In these affectionate letters to Francesca, a first grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca’s likably irreverent...


Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope

by Jonathan Kozol

In a stirring departure from his earlier work, Jonathan Kozol has written his most personal and hopeful book to date, an energized and unexpected answer to the bleakness of Death at an Early Age, the prize-winning...


Illiterate America

by Jonathan Kozol

It is startling and it is shaming: in a country that prides itself on being among the most enlightened in the world, 25 million American adults cannot read the poison warnings on a can of pesticide, a letter...


Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America

by Jonathan Kozol

"Extraordinarily affecting....A very important book....To read and remember the stories in this book, to take them to heart, is to be called as a witness."

THE BOSTON GLOBE

There is no safety net for the millions...