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Amazing Grace (Unabridged)
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Narrator: Dick Hill
Format: Unabridged
Release Date: January 2010
Audio Length: 9.25 hours
Rating: 44 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (3182 ratings)
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"Amazing Grace" is a book about about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx - the poorest congressional district of our nation. The children we meet through the deepening friendships that evolve between Jonathan Kozol and their families defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented on TV and in newspapers. Tender, generous, and often religiously devout, they speak with painful clarity about the poverty and racial isolation that have wounded but not hardened them. "It's not like being in a jail," says 15-year-old Isabel. "It's more like being hidden. It's as if you have been put in a garage where, if they don't have room for something but aren't sure if they should throw it out, they put it there where they don't need to think of it again." 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. "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 questions like - what is the value of a child's life? what do we plan to do with those whom we have decided are superfluous? how tough do we dare to be?

About the Author: Jonathan Kozol
 

Though you may know Jonathan Kozol from the popular audiobooks The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America, Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America and Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools, Kozol is actually one of the most renowned Nonfiction and Bios & Memoirs authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 7 audiobooks from Kozol on AudioBookStore.com, with the latest Nonfiction title being: Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America. The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America was added to our catalog in 2005, making it the author's oldest audiobook available on our website, while The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America is the most popular and bestselling audiobook from Kozol. Enjoy over 56 hours of audiobook listening from Kozol, among the 7 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety of audiobooks, we know you're sure to enjoy Nonfiction books from Jonathan Kozol. Kozol was born on September 5, 1936 in Boston, MA. For more audiobooks and information on Jonathan Kozol, please visit his page on AudiobookStore.com: Jonathan Kozol audiobooks.

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