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Educator and author Jonathan Kozol was born in Boston. He graduated from Harvard University in 1958. Kozol has an concerns with topics such as illiteracy, children trying to learn in bad neighborhoods and homelessness. His books include Death at an Early Age, Illiterate American and Rachel and Her visa mer Children: Homeless Families in America. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
Foto taget av: Jonathan Kozol at Pomona College 17 April 2003, from Wikipedia

Verk av Jonathan Kozol

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Vedertaget namn
Kozol, Jonathan
Födelsedag
1936-09-05
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Bostadsorter
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Utbildning
Harvard University
Yrken
teacher
activist
Priser och utmärkelser
Lannan Literary Award (Nonfiction, 1994)

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I put the book down after reading the first chapter. It has nothing to do with the book being poorly written. It was just from 1992, and I am not interested in reading something that's so outdated.
 
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tyk314 | 16 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2024 |
I put the book down after reading the first chapter. It has nothing to do with the book being poorly written. It was just from 1992, and I am not interested in reading something that's so outdated.
 
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tyk314 | 16 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2024 |
After reading this book, I understand why over the 16 years I was a teacher with the New York City Department of Education I was constantly angry. I don't like social injustice, and I guess I never will.
 
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Mark_Feltskog | 12 andra recensioner | Dec 23, 2023 |
The children in this book defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented by the media. Tender, generous and often religiously devout, they speak with eloquence and honesty about the poverty and racial isolation that have wounded but not hardened them.
The book does not romanticize or soften the effects of violence and sickness. One fourth of the child-bearing women in the neighborhoods where these children live test positive for HIV. Pediatric AIDs, life-consuming fires and gang rivalries take a high toll. Several children die during the year in which this narrative takes place.

A gently written work, Amazing Grace asks questions that are at once political and theological. What is the value of a child's life? What exactly do we plan to do with those whom we appear to have defined as economically and humanly superfluous? How cold -- how cruel, how tough -- do we dare be?
… (mer)
 
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StFrancisofAssisi | 10 andra recensioner | Nov 10, 2023 |

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Verk
20
Även av
5
Medlemmar
6,768
Popularitet
#3,612
Betyg
4.1
Recensioner
115
ISBN
126
Språk
2
Favoritmärkt
17

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