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Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol
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Nov 05, 2011

really liked it
Read in January, 1998

Social justice advocate Jonathan Kozol pulls no punches in this hard look at the inequalities facing children in the poorest inner city area of America: the South Bronx. And yet the book is heartwarming and, oddly enough, inspiring. Kozol paints a beautiful portrait of the children he meets, as well as several families. He puts a face and a name to poverty, and makes it hard to look away. There are no answers in this book: only questions for our politicians and our policy makers. Anyone who believes there is no more racism in America has his head in the sand.

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