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Fire in the Ashes - Twenty-five Years Among the Poorest Children in America

Jonathan Kozol

In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. For nearly fifty years Jonathan has pricked the conscience of his readers by laying bare the savage inequalities inflicted upon children for no reason but the accident of being born to poverty within a wealthy nation. A winner of the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and countless other honors, he has persistently crossed the lines of class and race, first as a teacher, then as the author of tender and heart-breaking books about the children he has called "the outcasts of our nation's ingenuity." But Jonathan is not a distant and detached reporter. His own life has been radically transformed by the children who have trusted and befriended him. Never has this intimate acquaintance with his subjects been more apparent, or more stirring, than in Fire in the Ashes, as Jonathan tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitute communities of the United States. Some of them never do recover from the battering they undergo in their early years, but many more battle back with fierce and, often, jubilant determination to overcome the formidable obstacles they face. As we watch these glorious children grow into the fullness of a healthy and contributive maturity, they ignite a flame of hope, not only for themselves, but for our society. The urgent issues that confront our urban schools - a devastating race-gap, a pathological regime of obsessive testing and drilling students for exams instead of giving them the rich curriculum that excites a love of learning - are interwoven through these stories. Why certain children rise above it all, graduate from high school and do well in college, while others are defeate

In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. For nearly fifty years Jonathan has pricked the conscience of his readers by laying bare the savage inequalities inflicted upon children for no reason but the accident of being born to poverty within a wealthy nation. A winner of the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and countless other honors, he has persistently crossed the lines of class and race, first as a teacher, then as the author of tender and heart-breaking books about the children he has called "the outcasts of our nation's ingenuity." But Jonathan is not a distant and detached reporter. His own life has been radically transformed by the children who have trusted and befriended him. Never has this intimate acquaintance with his subjects been more apparent, or more stirring, than in Fire in the Ashes, as Jonathan tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitute communities of the United States. Some of them never do recover from the battering they undergo in their early years, but many more battle back with fierce and, often, jubilant determination to overcome the formidable obstacles they face. As we watch these glorious children grow into the fullness of a healthy and contributive maturity, they ignite a flame of hope, not only for themselves, but for our society. The urgent issues that confront our urban schools - a devastating race-gap, a pathological regime of obsessive testing and drilling students for exams instead of giving them the rich curriculum that excites a love of learning - are interwoven through these stories. Why certain children rise above it all, graduate from high school and do well in college, while others are defeate
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In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. For nearly fifty years Jonathan has pricked the conscience of his readers by laying bare the savage inequalities inflicted upon children for no reason but the accident of being born to poverty within a wealthy nation. A winner of the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and countless other honors, he has persistently crossed the lines of class and race, first as a teacher, then as the author of tender and heart-breaking books about the children he has called "the outcasts of our nation's ingenuity." But Jonathan is not a distant and detached reporter. His own life has been radically transformed by the children who have trusted and befriended him. Never has this intimate acquaintance with his subjects been more apparent, or more stirring, than in Fire in the Ashes, as Jonathan tells the stories of young men and women who have come of age in one of the most destitute communities of the United States. Some of them never do recover from the battering they undergo in their early years, but many more battle back with fierce and, often, jubilant determination to overcome the formidable obstacles they face. As we watch these glorious children grow into the fullness of a healthy and contributive maturity, they ignite a flame of hope, not only for themselves, but for our society. The urgent issues that confront our urban schools - a devastating race-gap, a pathological regime of obsessive testing and drilling students for exams instead of giving them the rich curriculum that excites a love of learning - are interwoven through these stories. Why certain children rise above it all, graduate from high school and do well in college, while others are defeate

Language:

English

Narrators:

Keythe Farley

Length:

10h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:00


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:48


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:34


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

09:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:35


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:59


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

10:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:05


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:23


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:19


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

10:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:08


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:30


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:51


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

01:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

00:38