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Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol
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Nov 29, 09

it was amazing
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Amazing Grace is a gripping and beautifully written book about Jonathon Kozol's experiences when he visits the South Bronx of New York the poorest congressional district in the United States. I'm on page 88 and so far it has been a difficult book to read because of the graphic images and statistics displayed through the reading, which gives you a whole new perspective on education and peoples circumstances in the South Bronx and in The United States. The statistics in this book show how impoverished people are and how dangerous their daily lives our.

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Reading Progress

11/29/2009 page 88
12/07/2009 page 135
44.41% "So hard to read but so hard to put down."
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message 1: by Jenny (last edited Nov 29, 2009 04:52PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jenny This is a powerful book and if you like it, I highly recommend that you read Savage Inequalities by Kozol. While I read both back when they came out, I remember being more impressed by the second one - I think the writing was stronger. Also, There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz is amazing. And Whatever It Takes by Paul Tough.

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