"Fire in the Ashes: 25 Years Among the Poorest Children in America"
by Jonathan Kozol
$16.00 list; on sale for $12.00 until February 8
"In this powerful and illuminating work about a group of innter-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his previous prize-winning books, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they group into adulthood." [from the book jacket]
No one writes about the lives of the children of the poor like Jonathan Kozol. If you've read "Amazing Grace," "Rachel's Children" or "Savage Inequalities" you'll recognize the children in this book, but even if you haven't, Kozol's compassionate writing will touch you.