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"At that time, I had recently finished a book called Amazing Grace, which many people tell me is a very painful book to read. Well, if it was painful to read, it was also painful to write. I had pains in my chest for two years while I was writing that book." -- Jonathan Kozol
Jonathan Kozol (born September 5, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a non-fiction writer, educator, and activist, best known for his books on public education in the United States. Kozol graduated from Noble and Greenough School in 1954, and Harvard University summa cum laude in 1958 with a degree in English Literature. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford. He did not, however, complete his Rhodes, deciding instead to go to Paris to learn to write fiction and nonfiction from experienced authors such as William Styron, Richard Wright, and others who were living in Paris at the time. It was upon his return that he began to tutor children in Roxbury, MA, and soon became a teacher in the Boston Public Schools. He was fired for teaching a Langston Hughes poem, as described in Death at an Early Age, and then became deeply involved in the civil rights movement. After being fired from BPS he was offered a job to teach for Newton Public Schools, the school district that he had attended as a child, and taught there for several years before becoming more deeply involved in social justice work and dedicating more time to writing.

Kozol has since held two Guggenheim Fellowships, has twice been a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, and has also received fellowships from the Field and Ford Foundations.

Kozol also has worked in the field of social psychology. Kozol is currently on the Editorial Board of Greater Good Magazine, published by the Greater Good Science Center of the University of California, Berkeley. Kozol's contributions include the interpretation of scientific research into the roots of compassion, altruism, and peaceful human relationships.

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Total Books: 84
The Theft of Memory Losing My Father One Day at a Time
Plough Quarterly No 3 Childhood
2014 - Plough Quarterly No 3 Childhood (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780874866087
ISBN-10: 0874866081
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Fire in the Ashes Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America
2013 - Fire in the Ashes Twenty-five Years Among the Poorest Children in America (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781400052479
ISBN-10: 1400052475
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Fire in the Ashes Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America
2012 - Fire in the Ashes Twenty-five Years Among the Poorest Children in America (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781400052462
ISBN-10: 1400052467
Genres: Children's Books, Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 3

Ordinary Resurrections Children in the Years of Hope
Savage Inequalities Children in America's Schools
2012 - Savage Inequalities Children in America's Schools (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780770435684
ISBN-10: 0770435688
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Amazing Grace The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
Savage Inequalities
2010 - Savage Inequalities (Audio CD)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781441841612
ISBN-10: 144184161X
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Amazing Grace
2010 - Amazing Grace (Audio CD)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781441841377
ISBN-10: 1441841377
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Death at an Early Age The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools
On Being a Teacher
2009 - On Being a Teacher (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781851686315
ISBN-10: 1851686312
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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Letters to a Young Teacher
2008 - Letters to a Young Teacher (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307393722
ISBN-10: 0307393720
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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Letters to a Young Teacher
2007 - Letters to a Young Teacher (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781400105465
ISBN-10: 1400105463
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation, Nonfiction
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Letters to a Young Teacher
2007 - Letters to a Young Teacher (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307393715
ISBN-10: 0307393712
Genres: Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 5

Rachel and Her Children Homeless Families in America
2006 - Rachel and Her Children Homeless Families in America (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307345899
ISBN-10: 0307345890
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 3

The Shame of the Nation  The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
2006 - The Shame of the Nation the Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781400052455
ISBN-10: 1400052459
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 8

Ordinary Resurrections  Children in the Years of Hope
The Shame of the Nation
2005 - The Shame of the Nation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780739465523
ISBN-10: 073946552X
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

Ordinary Resurrections Children in the Years of Hope
2001 - Ordinary Resurrections Children in the Years of Hope (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060956455
ISBN-10: 0060956453
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 9

Ordinary Resurrections
2000 - Ordinary Resurrections (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517700006
ISBN-10: 051770000X
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 6

Amazing Grace  The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
1996 - Amazing Grace the Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060976972
ISBN-10: 0060976977
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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