my review of Amazing Grace: Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol

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


My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Heartwrenching and infuriating, Kozol reminds you in this work (written over a decade ago, though things have changed little if at all in the worst of America’s ghettos) that too many of us are implicit in a world that allows segregation to run all over the children depicted in this book, and our sense of helplessness if no excuse. For a real look at what helplessness is, we only need to look at them, for they have been circumvented of any real opportunity in a cruel and systematic way, in a country that deems itself “The Land of the Free.”

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