Fire in the Ashes : Twenty-five Years Among the Poorest Children in America (Hardcover)

Author: Kozol, Jonathan

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In this powerful and culminating work, 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 their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781400052462
SKU 227692377
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1400052467
Release Date 8/28/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.25T
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Jonathan Kozol
The son of a social worker and a neuropsychiatrist, Jonathan Kozol was educated at Harvard and, as a Rhodes Scholar, at Magdalen College, Oxford. After his studies at Oxford, Kozol lived in Paris, in the same hotel as William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, and wrote a novel. He returned to the U.S. in 1963, and the following year became a teacher in the Boston public school system. After being fired for "curriculum deviation", Kozol worked in one of Boston's wealthy suburbs. His experiences as a teacher have proven to be the wellspring for virtually all of Kozol's books, starting with "Death at an Early Age", which won a 1968 National Book Award and which made him famous. He has reported for many years on social issues such as homelessness and the neglect of poor children in the nation's schools as well as in society at large, and his books have won numerous awards and stimulated much debate.
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Editors Note The author of the National Book Award-winning Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace continues the personal journeys of inner-city youths who have struggled to work through formidable racial and economic inequalities while approaching adulthood. 60,000 first printing.
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Number of Pages 0368
Publisher Crown Publishing Group (NY)

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