Fire in the Ashes

Fire in the Ashes

Twenty-five Years Among the Poorest Children in America

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. 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.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2012
ISBN: 9780449012628
044901262X
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file (10 hr., 57 min., 5 sec.) : digital
Additional Contributors: Farley, Keythe

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