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Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

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    Great Book!!

    this is a great book from begining to end. It is very easy to make a visual in your mimd of what is going on. reading this book it makes you want to be greatful for the things that you have, because the children presented have so little bit they appreciate just living from day to day.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2005

    great

    this book was real. kozol uses hard facts along with testimony to make this a book that no one can put down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2007

    Eye-Opener

    An eye-opening account of the lives lead by people in poverty. Every person should read this book in order to understand how the cycle of poverty works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    Amazing

    AS a 13 year who lives in the Bronx. I am very grateful for the things I have because in the old days there was to many problems and this book showed me why.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2003

    Astounding

    It gives me the chills when I think about it because it is so real. Not that it hits close to home, because it doesn't, but that is what makes this book so amazing. It has allowed me look beyond my misconceptions and into a world where I would have never thought existed. Its based on true life and is absolutely astounding. A definite must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2003

    wow

    I absolutely loved this book. It helps me to see a world so far from my own. I'll never forget the bears. Just gripping.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2003

    Great Book

    This was an excellent book. Defintely Worth while to read. It taught you about life and how great it is. A moving piece of literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2003

    Wonderful Book!!

    Jonathan Kozol did a great job with this book. This book helped me realize that I wanted to go into sociology. His book exposes the realities of inner-city life and the struggles these children face. This book will make you develop more of a compassion for these children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2001

    Wow

    I first heard of Jonathan Kozol over a year ago, as he was speaking at the Lied Center in Lawrence, Kansas. Being a prospective teacher (knock on wood), I thought his advertised experience with children would shine through in his presentation. And it did. I don't know if I've heard of a man with more compassion for these people of unfortunate circumstances. I came away hoping to read some of his work, and had the pleasure of doing so this past December upon receiving this book from my sister for Christmas. The book showed me just how important helping others is, and reaffirmed my aspirations to teach and help children in the future. An excellent read that can open your eyes to social conditions not all of us run into in our lives.

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