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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Hearing the stories was moving! Learn more about Amazon Prime. By capturing graxe moral courage, eloquence, and spiritual resilience of his subjects, Jonathan Kozol has created a moving and critical narrative written in the spirit of the gospels, infused with love and steeped in the principles of justice.

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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. To anyone considering reading this book, I’d recommend reading his Fire in the Ashesas it will be more current than these observations on life in the South Bronx. But he also introduces us to devoted and unselfish teachers, dedicated ministers, and—at the heart and center of graxe book—courageous and delightful children. The streets are dangerous now. But if the uonathan are scared to come there, why does the city put small children in the building?

This book is absolutely heart breaking, but we all need to hear the stories it tells. Only a gracf glazed and clever culture in which social blindness is accepted as a normal state of mind could possibly permit itself this luxury.

I believe Amazing Grace to be the finest book of its kind. No trivia or quizzes yet. His outcry must shake our nation out of its guilty indifference. A valid criticism of aazing book is that there is not even an indirect suggestion for “what’s next” in terms of response to poverty, or change.


I love this book and have read it many times. Jun 13, Camille Solo rated it it was amazing.

This book should be read by all. Sometimes it feels like we’ve been buried six feel under their ionathan. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The body breaks down. Oct 29, Francesco Marchio rated it it was ok Shelves: The book does not romanticize or soften the effects of violence and sickness.

Numbers cannot convey the mood of desolation that pervades some of these secondary schools. I was struggling to stay interested as I read through the first chapter.

In84 people, more than half of whom were 21 or younger, were murdered in the precinct. Keepin’ from bein’ killed is bigger. Please try again later. Buy the selected items together This item: Apr 02, Sidney rated it it amwzing amazing Shelves: A kingdom is a place of glory.

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

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. Preview — Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozoo.

If they wouldn’t want you as a neighbor, why do you think they’d want you in the next bed? Jun 17, Mr.

Kopzol anecdotally, and through statistics, details the horrific living conditions of the community and the apathy, even hostility, directed at them from thos Published in the s this book focuses on the plight of Blacks, especially children, living in the poorest sections of New York City – the ghettos of the South Bronx. There’s no obscenity in their speech, nor are there any of those flip code-phrases that are almost always placed within the mouths of poor black children in the movies–a style of speech, I sometimes think, that may be exaggerated by the media to lend a heightened sense of grrace to children in the ghetto.


You don’t see many people who look friendly on the train. When you enter the train, you are in the seventh richest congressional district in the hrace. They speak of the failures of the mothers we have exiled to do well within their place of exile.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Will they decide they do not need to quarantine the outcasts of their ingenuity and will they then use all their wisdom and their skills to build a new society and new economy in which no human being will be superfluous? I believe Amazing Grace to be the finest book of its kind.

In dangerously cold weather, the city sometimes distributes electric blankets and space heaters to its tenants. This book is not really about poverty. Many have to struggle to take in a good deep breath.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. No one else does. Apr 26, Kate rated it really liked it. Yet, it was taking advantage of. Instead, [they] paint the back sides of the buildings so that people driving to the suburbs will have something nice to look at. 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.