Death at an early age: the destruction of the hearts and minds of Negro children in the Boston public schools

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Houghton Mifflin, 1967 - Education - 240 pages
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A first-hand account of a teacher's year in an elementary school in Boston

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User Review  - Liam Dillow - Goodreads

Fascinating window into what was happening in the mid-sixties in the Boston Public School system. The author, whom I understand is a Rhodes Scholar, shares interesting concepts about the truth and how ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tylerlucasey1 - Goodreads

I think the authors purpose in writing this book is because he is trying to let us know how different the schools in the 60's are different than the schools now. Also how much racism has changed since ... Read full review


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Educator and author Jonathan Kozol was born in Boston. He graduated from Harvard University in 1958. Kozol has an concerns with topics such as illiteracy, children trying to learn in bad neighborhoods and homelessness. His books include Death at an Early Age, Illiterate American and Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America.