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Jonathan Kozol
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Jonathan Kozol is the National Book Award-winning author of Savage Inequalities, Death at an Early Age, The Shame of the Nation, and Amazing Grace.  He has been working with children in inner-city schools for nearly fifty years.

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Amazing Grace
The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $15.00

The author of Savage Inequalities, a New York Times best-seller, and Rachel and Her Children, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, tells the stories of a handful of children who have--through the love and support of their families and dedicated community leaders--not yet lost their battle with the perils... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Amazing Grace
The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Fire in the Ashes
Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00

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... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Fire in the Ashes
Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $27.00

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... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Fire in the Ashes
Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Illiterate America

Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: eBook, 270 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $12.99

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Letters to a Young Teacher

Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: eBook
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Letters to a Young Teacher

Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 5, 2008
Price: $15.00

“What a wonderful book! Anyone who cares about rebuilding our public education system should read it. I could not put it down!”
—Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University

“This book cuts to the heart of the matter of what it means to be a teacher today. The truth about... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ordinary Resurrections
Children in the Years of Hope
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.00

In a stirring departure from his earlier work, Jonathan Kozol has written his most personal and hopeful book to date, an energized and unexpected answer to the bleakness of Death at an Early Age, the prize-winning classic that he published more than 30 years ago.

Like his most recent book, Amazing Grace... Read more >
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Ordinary Resurrections
Children in the Years of Hope
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Rachel and Her Children
Homeless Families in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 15, 2006
Price: $13.95

Jonathan Kozol is one of America’s most forceful and eloquent observers of the intersection of race, poverty, and education. His books, from the National Book Award–winning Death at an Early Age to his most recent, the critically acclaimed Shame of the Nation, are touchstones of the national conscience. First published in... Read more >
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Rachel and Her Children
Homeless Families in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: eBook
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Savage Inequalities
Children in America's Schools
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $15.00

A searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty, cities and suburbs and the question of equal opportunity in the American educational system.
In 1988, Jonathan Kozol set off to spend time with children in the American publication education system. For two years, he visited schools and spoke with children... Read more >
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Savage Inequalities
Children in America's Schools
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Shame of the Nation
The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: eBook
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $13.99

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The Shame of the Nation
The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 1, 2006
Price: $16.00

"The Shame of the Nation is a national wake-up call... It should be required reading."--Marian Wright Edelman, CEO and Founder, Children's Defense Fund

Over the last 15 years, the state of inner-city public schools has been in a steep and continuing decline. Since the federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in... Read more >


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June 2, 2015
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The Theft of Memory
Losing My Father, One Day at a Time
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: June 2, 2015
Price: $26.00

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Also available as an eBook.

The Theft of Memory
Losing My Father, One Day at a Time
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: June 2, 2015
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a hardcover.
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