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The Resource Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation, Jonathan Kozol

Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation, Jonathan Kozol

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Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation
Title
Amazing grace
Title remainder
the lives of children and the conscience of a nation
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Kozol
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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?
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kozol, Jonathan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor children
  • Children with social disabilities
  • Children of minorities
  • Sick children
  • Inner cities
  • Mott Haven (New York, N.Y.)
  • Disabled Persons
  • New York
Label
Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation, Jonathan Kozol
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32702668
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780517799994
Lccn
95023163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1687369
Label
Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation, Jonathan Kozol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32702668
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9780517799994
Lccn
95023163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1687369

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