A bestselling author despite, or perhaps because of, the disturbing news he brings readers, Kozol--whose Savage Inequalities spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list--speaks once again to the conscience of the country. This book offers an unforgettable, moving portrait of the lives of a handful of desperately poor children, living in ...
A bestselling author despite, or perhaps because of, the disturbing news he brings readers, Kozol--whose Savage Inequalities spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list--speaks once again to the conscience of the country. This book offers an unforgettable, moving portrait of the lives of a handful of desperately poor children, living in the South Bronx, who retain their innocence and wonder against all odds.
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Journalist Kozol searches the burroughs of New York in the hopes of revealing why so many families are falling below the poverty line, the abundance of gang and drug politics, and the slipping education rates of children. Recording heart-wrenching stories of troubled welfare, gang-activity and a system that has generally failed the burroughs of New York, Kozol stirs his readers to action and not to turn a blind eye to those most in need.
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