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Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
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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 brings us into overcrowded schools, dysfunctional hospitals, and rat-infested homes where families have been ravaged by depression and anxiety, drug-related violence, and the spread of AIDS. But he also introduces us to devoted and unselfish teachers, dedicated ministers, and—at the heart and center of the book—courageous and delightful children. The children we come to meet through the friendships they have formed with Jonathan defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented by the media. Tender, generous, and often religiously devout, they speak with eloquence and honesty about the poverty and racial isolation that have wounded but not hardened them. Amidst all of the despair, it is the very young whose luminous capacity for love and transcendent sense of faith in human decency give reason for hope.



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Hardcover
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With James Wade (other contributor) | 1 edition from Crown Pub (October 1, 1995)
9780517799994 | details & prices | 286 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $23.00
About: A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals their difficult lives and poses questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation
Paperback
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from Broadway Books (June 26, 2012)
9780770435660 | details & prices | 318 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Amazing Grace is Jonathan Kozol’s classic book on life and death in the South Bronx—the poorest urban neighborhood of the United States.
Reprint edition from Perennial (October 1, 1996)
9780060976972 | details & prices | 284 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.00
About: A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals their difficult lives and poses questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation
CD/Spoken Word
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With Dick Hill (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (July 21, 2015)
9781501264771 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.16 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Amazing Grace is an audiobook about about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx—the poorest congressional district of our nation.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439505106 | details & prices | 284 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.64 lbs | List price $23.00
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613033589 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $25.75
About: A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals their difficult lives and poses questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation

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