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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The book that, probably more than any other, influenced me to go into public education back in the 1980's. A classic. While it rightfully condemns a bankrupt system, it can engender something of a ... 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.