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

Civilities and Civil Rights: At that time, at the height of the Aids crisis, a huge portion of the black and Hispanic population was jonathqnor affected ionathan the illness or death of someone with AIDS. The author writes movingly amazzing powerfully about the children and their mothers of one of the poorest places in the US, Mott Haven in the Bronx of New York. Here in New York they smile and smile and pat you on the head and then they send you back where you belong.

It surreally opened my eyes to see that such stuff can happen in America in all places. Trivia About Amazing Grace: I later learned from his teacher that he wrote an essay on our lunch, ‘My Trip to Burger King’–the way that wealthy kids might write about a trip to Florida. It shows that most poor people do not chose to live in poverty and in fact haven’t always lived this way.


A Labor of love by a deeply humane man. These are after all, intractable problems. That is until; one of their own spends a night in a homeless shelter, and writes of the rapes and murders that occur. Frace well-reported and -crafted book that asks tough questions and hurts you to read.

Also by Jonathan Kozol. Whenever I’m reading, especially nonfiction texts, I koaol 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. Which is almost unnerving as it is sad. It is hard to believe these living conditions are still taking place in our country. This book should be read by all. See all reviews. The events are disturbing and the children’s voices and observations are unforgettable.

Amazing Grace

This is a motivational book: Jonathan Kozol is the conscience of education in this country, which he once again proves with this book. Kozol motives are sincere and genuine but it always takes a sympathetic white man to expose the world. Amazon Second Hrace Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

What he says must be heard. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Even thropwing money at the problems offers no more than a bandaid approach, but we are in economic times that promote a political agenda of “helping the middle class”, where the middle class may mean someone earning half a million dollars a year.


Amazing Grace | Jonathan Kozol

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. Why wouldn’t the family break down also? The black kids who get into private schools like these are screened quite carefully.

Will they become ashamed of what they’ve done, or what they have accepted? You should read this.

The immune agents of the hearts break down. The Color of Lies. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. In Mott Haven, this is not the case. Garrow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the Cross. He goes so far as to posture that these systems are so well established, “we just move in. Content had me crying in the shower. kozok

One fourth of the child-bearing women in the neighborhoods where these children live test positive for HIV. How can this happen?

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And if so, what would it take to make that happen? I was alternately moved to tears and outrage. I brings to life a way of life that many people will never encounter or understand.