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


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"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 brings us into overcrowded schools, dysfunctional hospitals, and rat-infested homes where families have been ravaged by depression and anxiety, drug-related violence, and the spread of AIDS.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"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 brings us into overcrowded schools, dysfunctional hospitals, and rat-infested homes where families have been ravaged by depression and anxiety, drug-related violence, and the spread of AIDS. But he also introduces us to devoted and unselfish teachers, dedicated ministers, and--at the heart and center of the book--courageous and delightful children. 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. 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. 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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780770435660
  • ISBN-10: 0770435661
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 8.04 x 5.28 x 0.84 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.56 pounds


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