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  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

I think the subtitle says it all; a nonfiction account of a first-time fourth grade teacher in a less than stellar school system in Roxbury, Massachusetts. "They had desks and a teacher, but they ... Read full review

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User Review  - Debielk - LibraryThing

A hero of education. Too bad we can't listen to him and his kind to get something going with regard to education in this country. When will we ever learn that improving the lives of the least fortunate through authentic education is the answer to most ofl 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.