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Author Kozol, Jonathan.

Title Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation / Jonathan Kozol.

Imprint New York : Crown, ©1995.


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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  362.7 KOZOL    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  362.7 KOZ    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  362.7 KOZ    Check Shelf
 East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department  362.7 KOZ    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  362.7 KOZOL    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  362.7097 KOZ    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.7 KOZOL    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  362.7 KOZOL    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  362.7 K84    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.7 K88A    Check Shelf

Edition 1st ed.
Description 286 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-272) and index.
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?
Awards Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 1996.
Subject Poor children -- New York (State) -- New York.
Children with social disabilities -- New York (State) -- New York.
Children of minorities -- New York (State) -- New York.
Sick children -- New York (State) -- New York.
Inner cities -- New York (State) -- New York.
Mott Haven (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
Children -- New York (State) -- New York.
Disabled Persons. (DNLM)D006233
New York. (DNLM)D009518
Children of minorities. (OCoLC)fst00855435
Children with social disabilities. (OCoLC)fst00855655
Inner cities. (OCoLC)fst00973711
Poor children. (OCoLC)fst01071167
Sick children. (OCoLC)fst01118066
Social conditions (OCoLC)fst01919811
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
New York (State) -- New York -- Mott Haven. (OCoLC)fst01321603
Other Form: Online version: Kozol, Jonathan. Amazing grace. 1st ed. New York : Crown, ©1995 (OCoLC)604293116
ISBN 0517799995
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