Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope

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Harper Collins, Feb 20, 2001 - Social Science - 400 pages
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Jonathan Kozol's books have become touchstones of the American conscience.  In his most personal and optimistic book to date, Jonathan returns to the South Bronx to spend another four years with the children who have come to be his friends at P.S. 30 and St. Ann's.  A fascinating narrative of daily urban life seem through the eyes of children, Ordinary Resurrections gives the human face to Northern segregation and provides a stirring testimony to the courage and resilience of the young.

Yet another classic of unblinking social observation from one of the finest writers ever to work in the genre, Ordinary Resurrections is a piercing discernment of right and wrong, of hope and despair -- from our nations's corridors of power to its poorest city streets.

  

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User Review  - Roseann - Goodreads

I had previously read Kizol's Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America and was moved by the stories of these beautiful children living in the worst conditions ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peggy Newburgh sheehy - Goodreads

At some conference--somewhere -- Gary Stager and I ended up haunting a huge old used bookstore and I was thrilled when he gave me a stack of books! I was even more thrilled when I read this one... it made me happy, inspired, and ..angry. Thank you, Gary! http://stager.tv/blog/ Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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About the author (2001)

Jonathan Kozol has been awarded the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award. His book Savage Inequalities was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and became a national bestseller.

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