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Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol

·4.16·32,945 Ratings
“ You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ” ― Michael Jordan
Authors' Books
  • The Night is Dark and I Am Far from Home: Political Indictment of US Public Schools

    ·4.3·146 Ratings
    Kozol, author of Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America, offers an absorbing analysis of the ethical crisis confronting our culture. In this fourth edition, a new introduction and epilogue place the book in the context of contemporary issue
  • The Uses of Haiti

    ·4.22·468 Ratings
    The Uses of Haiti tells the truth about uncomfortable matters—uncomfortable, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from scrutiny. It tells the truth about what has been happening in Haiti, and the US role in
  • The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

    ·4.12·4,313 Ratings
    Since the early 1980s, when the federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, segregation of black children has reverted to its highest level since 1968. In many inner-city schools, a stick-and-carrot method of behav
  • Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation

    ·4.23·4,739 Ratings
    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 hard
  • Ordinary Resurrections

    ·4.2·1,070 Ratings
    In this national bestseller, now in paperback, the acclaimed author of Savage Inequalities recounts the lessons he has learned from the struggles and unlikely triumphs of children in the South Bronx, one of America's most impoverished neighborhoods.
  • Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America

    ·4.19·1,194 Ratings
    The story that jolted the conscience of the nation when it first appeared in The New YorkerJonathan Kozol is one of America’s most forceful and eloquent observers of the intersection of race, poverty, and education. His books, from the National Book Awa
  • Illiterate America

    ·3.95·132 Ratings
    "Kozol...has assembled facts, rebuttals, and proposals—in an emotionally potent, ethically charged package."—Kirkus.
  • Death at an Early Age

    ·4.22·792 Ratings
    In this National Book Award-winning book, Kozol unflinchingly exposes the disturbing "destruction of hearts and minds in the Boston public school." A new Epilogue assesses the last 20 years of the educational system.
  • On Being a Teacher

    ·3.76·198 Ratings
    In this critique of the US public school system, the author uses examples from the real experiences of other teachers and parents who share his concern with shaping the values of caring, responsible citizens of the future. Kozol has also written Illiterat
  • Letters to a Young Teacher

    ·3.77·1,712 Ratings
    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 questioning, he also reveals his own mos
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