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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The author’s sincere attempt to describe life for a select amazijg of kids by compiliting the results of numerous interviews. In the meantime, we somehow need to embrace the poorest in our nation and help them. I later learned from his teacher that he wrote an essay on our lunch, ‘My Trip to Burger King’–the way that wealthy kids might write about a trip to Florida. The book, calling attention to these jonarhan, purposefully forgotten people, calls for action.

I was struggling to stay interested as I read through the first chapter. Jun 26, Pages. The children we come to meet through the friendships they have formed with Jonathan defy the stereotypes grce urban youth too frequently presented by the media. You should read this.

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What exactly do we plan to do with those whom we appear to have defined as economically and humanly superfluous? 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.


It should be required reading for anyone who thinks they want to be a true educator. And yet, there just is no “out”.

Amazing Grace

Three weeks after that, a aamzing and elderly parishioner were shot outside the front door of their church, while another South Bronx resident was discovered in his bathtub with his head cut off. I visited the school, the churches and neighborhoods talked about in the book.

What does it mean, in theological terms, when grown-ups can eat caviar while Anthony eats oatmeal? You should read this book. Hearing the stories was moving! But he had nothing in his life but drugs. One fourth of the child-bearing The children in this book defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented by the media. The events are disturbing and the children’s voices and observations are unforgettable.

Many cry a great deal but cannot explain exactly why. This is the best New York could do for him. This may be one of the most important book I’ve read in years. I was alternately moved to tears and outrage. His outcry must shake our nation out of its guilty indifference. One clearly sees why sometimes people need it. jinathan

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. This book should be a must-read for everyone if things are to change.


Aug 12, Emmy MacMannis rated it liked it. What he says must be heard. It enlightens the all too appropriate comparison and starts a discussion of what America’s jonatan is really like and how it is crafted, and by whom. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Even I was amazed at how the richest nation on earth that boasts of freedom and justice can have such devastating circumstances.

If nothin’ else works, why should a marriage work? A Labor of love by a deeply humane man.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I think it’s an important book that everyone should read. White person goes into ghetto and converses with the children there.

But it tends to be a triage operation. 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.