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Amazing Grace

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I believe Amazing Grace to be the finest book of its kind. Jonothan Kozal’s books are so beautifully written, gentle and extremely moving. All of us need to educate our children differently so that these problems can be solved and jonayhan use of drugs and violence disappears.

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. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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Amazing Grace is written in a gentle and measured tone, but you will wonder at the end, with Kozol, why the God of love does not return to earth with his avenging sword in hand.

The book is difficult to read, given the dire situation described, but is written in such a manner that even humor is thrown in. It’s as if the very possibilities of life have been scaled back. He reminds me of a combination Chaplain, social worker and great educator.


What he says must be heard. Numbers cannot convey the mood of desolation that pervades some of these secondary schools. The Color of Lies. The Shame of the Nation: I visited the school, the churches and neighborhoods talked about in the book.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Being busy with other things, I had two days to start and finish it. That is until; one of their own spends a night in a homeless shelter, and writes of the rapes and murders that occur. In early July ofshortly before the first time that I visited the neighborhood, three more people were shot in 30 minutes in three unrelated murders in the South Bronx, one of them only a block from St.

What does this say about a city’s soul? This book just shows the total brokenness of our societal systems and the extreme intersection of poverty and racism.

At this point late the content is over 15 years old Published inobviously written before published. He travels and lectures about amxzing inequality and racial injustice.

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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.

I also wanted to know more about what helps people survive.

See all reviews. As a society, we seem to have given up the “war on poverty”, turning our collective backs on our most vulnerable citizens. I thought the stories were repeated throughout the book which really annoyed me and also there were too many characters to remember.


I feel real bad for the new born babies because they had no choice to the type of family they born in. Books by Jonathan Kozol. He travels and lectures about educational inequality and racial injustice. Furthermore, the part where innocent children from desperately poor neighborhoods are dealing with their health issues, it was very touching and memorable.

Mozol 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. Even though the societal ravages he describes these children undergoing make Job’s sojourn seem like a walk beach, the children remain the soul of innocence. But it was all fate… Anyways, I would highly recommend this to all ajazing as a continuation to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn—a great follow up!

The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America. Many have to struggle to take in a good deep breath. His outcry must shake our nation out of its guilty indifference. The facts and statistics of life in this American neighborhood are startling, and cause me to wonder what as changed in the last 23 years.