In ordinary resurrections he spends four years in the south bronx with children who have become his friends at a badly underfunded but enlightened public school a fascinating narrative of daily urban life ordinary resurrections gives a human face to poverty and racial isolation and provides a stirring testimony to the courage and resilience . Ordinary resurrections children in the years of hope takes a hard look at four years in the lives of south bronx students and how their games and learning expressed a national desire to keep the walls of racism in place it is a hard pill to swallow yes inferior education exists in the united states one of the planets richest countries. Marian wright edelman president childrens defense fund ordinary resurrections is a deeply moving and marvelous book jonathan kozol has shared poetic and powerful stories of the poor children of mott haven who became a part of his life. In ordinary resurrections jonathan kozol deviates from his usual gloves off attack of the issues facing minority children instead of building the case against the inequitable system with facts and figures as he has in previous work he has chosen the subtle but effective approach of a storyteller. The grace of these wonderful children and their families along with the people who work in the church to help them get through the day will make you cry and feel hope at the same time i highly recommend any johnathan kozol book
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