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Illiterate America
     

Illiterate America

by Jonathan Kozol
 

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"Kozol...has assembled facts, rebuttals, and proposals—in an emotionally potent, ethically charged package."—Kirkus.

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"Kozol...has assembled facts, rebuttals, and proposals—in an emotionally potent, ethically charged package."—Kirkus.

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Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
. . . whoever Mr. Kozol is mad at, the kernel of his message is worth rescuing from the tide of his vehemence. One might do both well and good to read selectively in the first dozen chapters of ''Illiterate America.'' If ever there was a cause to engage even the mildly compassionate! For once, the simplest facts and a little common sense are enough to leave any reader feeling all too fatly overprivileged. Even despite Mr. Kozol's excesses, one is left by ''Illiterate America'' feeling inclined to pitch in and lend a word. -- New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452262034
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1986
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
922,494
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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Jonathan Kozol has been awarded the National Book Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award. His book Savage Inequalities was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and became a national bestseller.

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