Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich Evicted by Matthew Desmond Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol The Working Poor by David K. Shipler Hand to. Amazing Grace is Jonathan Kozol’s classic book on life and death in the South Bronx—the poorest urban neighborhood of the United States. He. Amazing Grace is an audiobook about about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx—the poorest congressional district of our children .

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And yet, there just is no “out”. I think it’s an important book that everyone should read. Initially, I was not a fan of the book. Showing of reviews. The people Kozol speaks with often provide biting spiritual insight, given the context. A,azing of pediatric AIDS, therefore, are high.

Buy the selected items together This item: You should read this book. I was able to get an idea on wmazing it was like to live in one of the most poorest, racially segregated, places in the United States. Oct 29, Francesco Marchio rated it it was ok Shelves: Some time after that, we got tired of the complaints and the intractable problems faced by minorities and the poor.

Amazing Grace | Jonathan Kozol

A year later, ten people were shot dead on a street called Beckman Avenue, where many of the children I have come to know reside. One fourth of the child-bearing The children in amazinb book defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented by the media. The children that Kozol speaks with are remarkably brilliant and eloquent in their thoughts. Jun 03, Maureen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In the meantime, we somehow need to embrace the poorest in our nation and help them.


In this neighborhood, a sanitation job is something to be longed for. Like most, I’m sure, this was my first real glance into the actuality of the destitution that thrives in our country Children in America’s Schools. That is until; one of their own spends a night in a homeless shelter, and writes of the rapes and murders that occur.

I thought the stories were repeated throughout the book which really annoyed me and also there were too many characters to remember. Broadway Books; 1 edition June 26, Language: What do they think the world has done to them? Aug 13, Mariah rated it it was amazing. Some of them do. So long as there are ghetto neighborhoods and ghetto hospitals and ghetto schools, I am convinced there will be ghetto desperation, ghetto violence, and ghetto fear because a ghetto is itself an evil and unnatural construction.

Highly did not enjoy it. Dave rated it it was amazing. This book was just as informational, as it was emotional and descriptive. Depression is common among children in Mott Haven.

Rats emerge from holes in bedroom walls, terrorizing infants in their cribs. English Choose a language for shopping. It doesn’t always involve money; sometimes an attitude is all important.

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. The primary focus of this book pertains to the lives of children within the South Bronx. Nearly 4, heroin injectors, many of whom are HIV-infected, live here. See all books by Jonathan Kozol.

Books by Jonathan Kozol. Jonathan Kozol has a writing style that makes you feel you are walking beside him, where so many people are forgotten and hope can be hard to come by.


Amazing Grace

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I was alternately moved to tears and outrage. If this doesn’t motivate you to go protest, I don’t know what will. He reminds me of a combination Chaplain, social worker and great educator. It’s as if the very possibilities of life have been scaled back.

If allowing an outsider to record and rewrite your life is the necessary meanings to improving your situation, then by all means whore yourself out to the white man. I read this book for a graduate class. What he says must be heard. Kozol makes an effort to shed light on some of the more systemic and dehabilitating institutional circumstances which perpetuate poverty specifically in the South Bronx in the mids.

The children we come to meet through the friendships they have formed with Jonathan defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented by the media.

Civilities and Civil Rights: A Labor of love by a deeply humane man. This book is absolutely heart breaking, but we all need to hear the stories it tells.

klzol In the streets outside, the restlessness and anger that are present in all seasons frequently intensify under the stress of heat.

In humid summer weather, roaches crawl on virtually every surface of the houses in which many of the children live.

Many have to struggle to take in a good deep breath.