One of American's Most Influential Public Education Advocates
Jonathan Kozol's first book, Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools, won the National Book Award, and has sold over two million copies. A follow-up book, Illiterate America, made public the debate on adult illiteracy.
Kozol's other books include Savage Inequalities, Ordinary Resurrections and Letters to a Young Teacher. His recent book, The Shame of the Nation, was his strongest, most disturbing work to date: a powerful piece exposing dramatic racial isolation in over 60 inner-city schools. Jonathan Kozol's new book, Fire in the Ashes, due September 2012, tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitute communities in the United States.
Kozol is the founder of Education Action, a non-profit dedicated to grassroots organizing of teachers across the country who wish to help create a single, excellent, unified system of American public schools.
The Path to Better Public Education
Jonathan Kozol's talks are searing exposes on the tragedy of childhood poverty and sub-standard education. As a speaker, he suggests practical solutions to address the rights and the needs of students, while developing a deeper understanding in those who control their educational path.
Letters to a Young Teacher
Jonathan Kozol's most delightfully personal and revealing work to date takes the form of warm and friendly letters to Francesca, a young classroom teacher, offering encouragement and guidance and survival strategies for teachers of all ages in our nation's public schools.
Savage Inequities: Children in America's Schools
National Book Award-winning author Jonathan Kozol presents his shocking account of the American educational system in this stunning New York Times bestseller, which has sold more than 250,000 hardcover copies.
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