|The problem is not merely an embarrassment, it is a social and economic disaster. In Illiterate America, Jonathan Kozol, author of National Book Award-winning Death at an Early Age, addresses this national disgrace.|
|Jonathan Kozol. “You sit down. They throw the menu in front of you. Where do |
you go from there? Nine times out of ten you say, 'Go ahead. Pick out something
for the both of us.' I've eaten some weird things, let me tell you!” Menus.
|A young teacher offers a firsthand account of the destructive effects of segregated Boston schools and their teachers on the African American children who attend them|
|This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable." Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools.|