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Kozol, Jonathan

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Works: 154 works in 489 publications in 7 languages and 36,189 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  History  Biography  Biographies  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: LC151, 370.973
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Savage inequalities : children in America's schools by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes case studies of public schools in six cities
Rachel and her children : homeless families in America by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 3,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of homeless Americans and their struggle for survival. Examines the lack of affordable housing, the conditions of "temporary" housing funded by city governments, and the crimes that men, women, and children resort to in order to eat or survive
Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazing Grace is a book about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx - the poorest congressional district of our nation. Without rhetoric, but drawing extensively upon the words of children, parents, and priests, this book does not romanticize or soften the effects of violence and sickness. One fourth of the child-bearing women in the neighborhoods where these children live test positive for HIV. Pediatric AIDS, life-consuming fires, and gang rivalries take a high toll. Several children die during the year in which this narrative takes place. Although it is a gently written work, Amazing Grace makes clear that the postmodern ghetto of America is not a social accident but is created and sustained by greed, neglect, racism, and expedience. It asks us questions that are, at once, political and theological. What is the value of a child's life? What exactly do we plan to do with those whom we appear to have defined as economically and humanly superfluous? How tough do we dare to be?
Death at an early age; the destruction of the hearts and minds of Negro children in the Boston public schools by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

52 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 2,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the year the author spent teaching in a predominantly black school in Boston
Illiterate America by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is startling and it is shaming: in a country that prides itself on being among the most enlightened in the world, 25 million American adults cannot read the poison warnings on a can of pesticide, a letter from their child's teacher, or the front page of a newspaper. An additional 35 million read below the level needed to function successfully in our society. The United States ranks forty-ninth among 158 member nations of the UN in literacy, and wastes over $100 billion annually as a result. The problem is not merely an embarrassment, it is a social and economic disaster. In Illiterate America, Jonathan Kozol, author of National Book Award-winning Death at an Early Age, addresses this national disgrace. Combining hard statistics and heartrending stories, he describes the economic and the human costs of illiteracy. Kozol analyses and condemns previous government action'and inaction'and, in a passionate call for reform, he proposes a specific program to conquer illiteracy. One out of every three American adults cannot read this book'which is why everyone else must
The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable." Visiting nearly 60 public schools, Kozol finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, the segregation of black children is at a level not seen since 1968. Few of these students know any white children. Second, discipline modeled on methods traditionally used in prisons is targeted at black and Hispanic children. And third, liberal education in our inner-city schools has been increasingly replaced by culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction. Kozol pays tribute to those undefeated educators who persist against the odds, and offers a humane, dramatic challenge to our nation to fulfill at last the promise made some 50 years ago to all our youngest citizens.--From publisher description
Ordinary resurrections : children in the years of hope by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children change, of course, from year to year as they learn more about the world; but the author is changed also by the generous and tender ways in which the children, step by step, unlock their secrets and unveil the mysteries of their belief to him."--BOOK JACKET
Letters to a young teacher by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the form of a series of affectionate letters to a first grade teacher at an inner-city school, educator Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under her irreverent questioning, he also reveals his own personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools. This book reignites a number of the controversial issues Kozol has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago. But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher.--From publisher description
Fire in the ashes : twenty-five years among the poorest children in America by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: 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 fifty 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. A winner of the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and countless other honors, he has persistently crossed the lines of class and race, first as a teacher, then as the author of tender and heart-breaking books about the children he has called "the outcasts of our nation's ingenuity." But Jonathan is not a distant and detached reporter. His own life has been radically transformed by the children who have trusted and befriended him. Never has this intimate acquaintance with his subjects been more apparent, or more stirring, than in Fire in the Ashes, as Jonathan tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitute communities of the United States. Some of them never do recover from the battering they undergo in their early years, but many more battle back with fierce and, often, jubilant determination to overcome the formidable obstacles they face. As we watch these glorious children grow into the fullness of a healthy and contributive maturity, they ignite a flame of hope, not only for themselves, but for our society. Education and politics, and the pressing issues that confront our public schools, are interwoven through the stories of these children. Why many children do succeed, graduate from high school, go on to college, and do well in higher education-while others don't survive the secondary grades, lose their hopes and motivation in their years of adolescence, and never finish high school-lies at the essence of this work
On being a teacher by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a critique of the roles of teachers in America's public school system, outlining an approach to education based on such values as fairness, truth, and integrity that teaches students the importance of living constructively in the outside world
Free schools by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and German and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prisoners of silence : breaking the bonds of adult illiteracy in the United States by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the revolution : a Yankee teacher in the Cuban schools by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative schools : a guide for educators and parents by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theft of memory : losing my father, one day at a time by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his fifty 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. Dr. Harry Kozol was born in Boston in 1906. Classically trained at Harvard and Johns Hopkins, he was an unusually intuitive clinician with a special gift for diagnosing interwoven elements of neurological and psychiatric illnesses in highly complicated and creative people. "One of the most intense relationships of his career," his son recalls, "was with Eugene O'Neill, who moved to Boston in the last years of his life so my father could examine him and talk with him almost every day." At a later stage in his career, he evaluated criminal defendants including Patricia Hearst and the Boston Strangler, Albert H. DeSalvo, who described to him in detail what was going through his mind while he was killing thirteen women. But The Theft of Memory is not primarily about a doctor's public life. The heart of the book lies in the bond between a father and his son and the ways that bond intensified even as Harry's verbal skills and cogency progressively abandoned him. "Somehow," the author says, "all those hours that we spent trying to fathom something that he wanted to express, or summon up a vivid piece of seemingly lost memory that still brought a smile to his eyes, left me with a deeper sense of intimate connection with my father than I'd ever felt before." Lyrical and stirring, The Theft of Memory is at once a tender tribute to a father from his son and a richly colored portrait of a devoted doctor who lived more than a century"--
The shame of the nation [the restoration of apartheid schooling in America] by Jonathan Kozol( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of urban education argues that conditions have worsened for inner-city children, looking at how liberal education is being replaced by high-stakes testing procedures, culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction, and harsh discipline
Fire in the ashes [twenty-five years among the poorest children in America] by Jonathan Kozol( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitude communities of the United States. Some of them never do recover from the battering they undergo in their early years, but many more battle back with fierce and, often, jubilant determination to overcome the formidable obstacles they face. As we watch these glorious children grow into the fullness of a healthy and contributive maturity, they ignite a flame of hope
Letters to a young teacher by Jonathan Kozol( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares a series of personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher in a Boston elementary school, as he attempts to help her deal with the challenges she encounters
Amazing grace the lives of children and the conscience of a nation by Jonathan Kozol( Recording )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book about about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx - the poorest congressional district of our nation. The children we meet through the deepening friendships that evolve between Jonathan 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. It's as if you have been put in a garage where, if they don't have room for something but aren't sure if they should throw it out, they put it there where they don't need to think of it again." Without rhetoric, but drawing extensively upon the words of children, parents, and priests, this book does not romanticize or soften the effects of violence and sickness
The fume of poppies by Jonathan Kozol( Book )

10 editions published between 1958 and 1962 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation
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Jonathan Kozol US-amerikanischer Sachbuch-Autor, Pdagoge und Aktivist

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Rachel and her children : homeless families in AmericaAmazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nationDeath at an early age; the destruction of the hearts and minds of Negro children in the Boston public schoolsIlliterate AmericaThe shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in AmericaOrdinary resurrections : children in the years of hopeLetters to a young teacherOn being a teacher