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The Resource Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation, Johathan Kozol

Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation, Johathan Kozol

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Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation
Title
Amazing grace
Title remainder
the lives of children and the conscience of a nation
Statement of responsibility
Johathan Kozol
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Summary
A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals their difficult lives and poses questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1996.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1995.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997
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155439
Cataloging source
PABRO
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Kozol, Jonathan
Dewey number
362.7097471
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Poor children
  • Children with social disabilities
  • Children of minorities
  • Sick children
  • Inner cities
  • Mott Haven (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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the lives of children and the conscience of a nation
Label
Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation, Johathan Kozol
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 289-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Broadway paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780770435660
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013655022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation, Johathan Kozol
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 289-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Broadway paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 318 pages
Isbn
9780770435660
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013655022
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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