Books by Jonathan Kozol

Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Cleareyed, compassionate and hopeful."
The award-winning author of Death at an Early Age (1967) tells the stories of the later lives of poor children who grew up in the Bronx. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Lacks the muckraking that characterizes much of Kozol's oeuvre, but solid nonetheless."
Back to school with America's most inspiring education advocate. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"Kozol sounds the alarm—and the news is alarming—but offers fewer solutions than does Chris Whittle in Crash Course (reviewed below). "
Just in time for the new school year, a furious assault on separate-but-unequal education. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2000

"No call to arms (unlike his earlier books) but in some ways a sweeter and more sensitive view of a still deeply troubled urban neighborhood."
A moving, intimate journal of a return to the South Bronx neighborhood that was the focus of Kozol's powerful plea (Amazing Grace, 1995) on behalf of the children of poverty. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

A wrenching cri de coeur from a section of New York City where drugs, AIDS, cold, hunger, and rats who feed on babies are part of a child's everyday world. Kozol is a tireless witness to the travesty of childhood experienced by so many young Americans. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 15, 1991

Kozol again turns a floodlight on a dark corner of the nation's soul, the classrooms of the minority poor. Here, Kozol returns to the public schools where he began a career as spokesman for the powerless and conscience of the privileged 25 years ago (Death at an Early Age). Read full book review >