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    • Savage Inequalities

    • Children in America's Schools
    • By: Jonathan Kozol
    • Narrated by: Mark Winston
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Jonathan Kozol traveled from the most blighted neighborhoods of Chicago to the urban wreckage of Camden, New Jersey; from the ghetto suburbs of Detroit to inner-city San Antonio; East St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Everywhere, he discovered separate systems of public schools, with the children of America's poor condemned to schools that are underfunded, understaffed, physically crumbling, and imbued with despair.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book for budding education professionals

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Amazing Grace

    • By: Jonathan Kozol
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    The children we meet through the deepening friendships that evolve between Janathan Kozol and their families defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented on TV and in newspapers. Tender, generous, and often religiously devout, they speak with painful clarity about the poverty and racial isolation that have wounded but not hardened them. "It's not like being in a jail," says 15-year-old Isabel. "It's more like being hidden."

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Useless

    • By kermit on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Fire in the Ashes

    • Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America
    • By: Jonathan Kozol
    • Narrated by: Keythe Farley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. For nearly 50 years Jonathan has pricked the conscience of his readers by laying bare the savage inequalities inflicted upon children for no reason but the accident of being born to poverty within a wealthy nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A hauting but beautiful book

    • By LAM X LUU on 10-01-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Shame of the Nation

    • The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
    • By: Jonathan Kozol
    • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, a state of nearly absolute apartheid now prevails in thousands of our schools. The segregation of black children has reverted to a level that the nation has not seen since 1968.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank You

    • By Sierra on 01-27-11

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Ordinary Resurrections

    • Children in the Years of Hope
    • By: Jonathan Kozol
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Jonathan Kozol's books have become touchstones of the American conscience. Unlike his previous books, however, Ordinary Resurrections is almost entirely narrative and takes us into the fascinating details of daily life as he has lived it with young children who befriended him over the course of several years. Like Amazing Grace, this book describes the children of New York's South Bronx, but it is a markedly different book in mood and vantage point.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Feel good book

    • By Santiago on 03-31-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Letters to a Young Teacher

    • By: Jonathan Kozol
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In these affectionate letters to Francesca, a first-grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca's likably irreverent questioning, also revealing his own most personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for new teachers

    • By Santiago on 03-31-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Theft of Memory

    • Losing My Father, One Day at a Time
    • By: Jonathan Kozol
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his 50 years of work among our nation's poorest and most vulnerable children. Now, in the most personal book of his career, he tells the story of his father's life and work as a nationally noted specialist in disorders of the brain and his astonishing ability, at the onset of Alzheimer's disease, to explain the causes of his sickness and then to narrate, step by step, his slow descent into dementia.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vivid Recount Of a Devoted Loving Witness

    • By China FRazier on 07-18-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Shame of the Nation

    • The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
    • By: Jonathan Kozol
    • Narrated by: Harry Chase
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, a state of nearly absolute apartheid now prevails in thousands of our schools. The segregation of black children has reverted to a level that the nation has not seen since 1968.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Repeated evidence throughout the book

    • By kyle on 07-14-17

    Regular price: $23.93