Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich Evicted by Matthew Desmond Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol The Working Poor by David K. Shipler Hand to. Amazing Grace is Jonathan Kozol’s classic book on life and death in the South Bronx—the poorest urban neighborhood of the United States. He. Amazing Grace is an audiobook about about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx—the poorest congressional district of our children .

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These kids and their parents are as brave, as strong, and as smart as they can possibly be. I also wanted to know more about what helps people survive. Paperbackpages. Rats emerge from holes in bedroom walls, terrorizing infants in their cribs. I think it’s an important book that everyone should read. Amazing Grace is written in a gentle and measured tone, but you will wonder at the end, with Kozol, why the God of love does not return to earth with his avenging sword in hand.

Most often, the “they” referred to in these quotations are the leaders and citizens of New York City. In84 people, more than half of whom were 21 or younger, were murdered in the precinct. It’s more like being ‘hidden. Kozol makes an effort to shed light on some of the more systemic and dehabilitating institutional circumstances which perpetuate poverty specifically in the South Bronx in the mids.


Tax cuts planned provide yet more welfare for the very rich, while no one does more than pay the least bit of lip service to helping the very poor. This book is absolutely heart breaking, but we all need to hear the stories it tells. He shows gracs the terms used in publication to soften and hide the real issues, for instance, “under-ser While not quite a call to action, nevertheless, “Amazing Grace” is a deeply sobering look at the disparity of wealth in this country.

The streets are dangerous now. And the children of disappointment will keep dying. Demographics have changed and we know of other U. This is a place of pain. The interviews are bluntly honest about how the poor residents in the Bronx feel about their situation and how they feel people view them, because of their situation.

I assign this book as part anazing my Community Psychology course, and most with whom I’m discussed this book, when asked what was most memorable, reference the teddy bears in the trees. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Great quality and timing. His outcry must shake our nation out of its guilty indifference. Numbers cannot convey the mood of desolation that pervades some of these secondary schools. koaol

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Jan 25, Kim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: We have not nourished this part of the hearts of children, not in New York, not really anywhere. His outcry must shake our nation out of its guilty indifference. Jul 05, Katie rated it really liked it. Thirty-five percent are children.


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A kingdom is a place of glory. The electricity and heat break down.

It made me feel soiled and childish how I thought I was unhappy because of the situation I’m in. Finding my favorite part was difficult because all parts hid some sort or tragic and harsh living conditions.

Jun 26, Pages. In early July ofshortly before the first time that I visited the neighborhood, three more people were shot in 30 minutes in three unrelated murders in the South Bronx, one of them only a block from St. The houses in which these children live, two thirds of which are owned by the City of New York, are often as squalid as the houses of the poorest children I have visited in rural Mississippi, but there is none of the greenness and the healing sweetness of the Mississippi countryside outside their windows, which are often barred and bolted as protection against thieves.