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The Resource Fire in the ashes : twenty-five years among the poorest children in America, Jonathan Kozol

Fire in the ashes : twenty-five years among the poorest children in America, Jonathan Kozol

Label
Fire in the ashes : twenty-five years among the poorest children in America
Title
Fire in the ashes
Title remainder
twenty-five years among the poorest children in America
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Kozol
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kozol, Jonathan
Dewey number
362.77/56909747275
Index
index present
LC call number
HV741
LC item number
.K674 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor children
  • Poor families
  • Child welfare
  • Children
  • Education
Label
Fire in the ashes : twenty-five years among the poorest children in America, Jonathan Kozol
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-339) 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
Contents
The shadow of the past. The journey begins ; Eric and his sister ; Pietro and his children ; Silvio : invincible ; Alice Washington : the details of life -- A bright shining light. Survivors ; The boy who ate a giant bag of cookies while he walked me all around the neighborhood, and his very interesting mom ; Pineapple comes of age (part one) ; Pineapple in all her glory (and still bossing me around) ; A life of the mind (Jeremy, part one) -- No easy victories (Jeremy, part two) -- The killing fields -- Number our days -- Pineapple has a few more things to say
Control code
1365727
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9781400052462
Lccn
2012005183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1365727
  • (OCoLC)769425425
Label
Fire in the ashes : twenty-five years among the poorest children in America, Jonathan Kozol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-339) 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
Contents
The shadow of the past. The journey begins ; Eric and his sister ; Pietro and his children ; Silvio : invincible ; Alice Washington : the details of life -- A bright shining light. Survivors ; The boy who ate a giant bag of cookies while he walked me all around the neighborhood, and his very interesting mom ; Pineapple comes of age (part one) ; Pineapple in all her glory (and still bossing me around) ; A life of the mind (Jeremy, part one) -- No easy victories (Jeremy, part two) -- The killing fields -- Number our days -- Pineapple has a few more things to say
Control code
1365727
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9781400052462
Lccn
2012005183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1365727
  • (OCoLC)769425425

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