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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (766 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kozol Narrator: Dick Hil Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jonathan Kozol's books have become touchstones of the American conscience. Unlike his previous books, however, Ordinary Resurrections is almost entirely narrative and takes us into the fascinating details of daily life as he has lived it with young children who befriended him over the course of several years.

Like Amazing Grace, this book describes the children of New York's South Bronx, but it is a markedly different book in mood and vantage point. Here, we see life through the eyes of the children, not, as Kozol puts it, from the perspective of a grown-up man encumbered by a Harvard education. Here, too, we meet some dedicated and inspired teachers in an underfunded but upbeat public elementary school, and we return once more to St. Ann's Church and meet the parents and religious figures in the children's lives. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Renate | 2/15/2014

    " (I'll go ahead and post this review for all Jonathan Kozol books). I really like what he writes about and how he does it. Kozol is pretty remarkable given he has devoted his life to putting the spotlight on societal issues and problems in urban communities -- all in the hopes of bringing about change. Sadly though not much has improved and there is little hope for a better future for the families that Kozol befriends and whose lives are portrayed in his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rachel | 1/24/2014

    " More from Kozol on the state of education. I think it was a follow-up to Savage Inequalities. I read them one after the other so I can't remember where one stopped and the other started. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by nelly | 1/19/2014

    " i think this book inspired my entire career path. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yvonne | 1/18/2014

    " An amazing story of children and dedicated teachers. Hats off (and many thanks) to teachers! Thinking of the great education I received many years ago in the KC public school system and particularly of a few exceptioinal teachers. "

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