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amzaing grace Essay

  • Submitted by: joehayes
  • on December 4, 2008
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 2,350 words

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The Amazing Grace: the Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by the legendary author Jonathan Kozol just might me the greatest book I’ll ever read. It was such an experience. The way Jonathan Kozol wrote the book was incredible. It’s like I was with Jonathan Kozol himself in South Bronx. He really took me and my fellow classmates on a journey. This book has definitely changed the way I look at life.
After reading Amazing Grace I sometimes feel unthankful and time to time I feel a little guilty. I live in a society where mostly everyone is well fed, well secured, live in a safe environment for the most part; receive free education until high school then have opportunity to go to college and receive education by knowledgeable and respected professors with multi degrees, and etc. And yet we still complain about the littlest thing. From and I quote “my life sucks” to “I wish, I was dead” these ungraceful/unthankful words are coming of our mouths who have mostly everything that they need. Only if all of us have read The Amazing Grace and see how people live in Mott Haven, South Bronx.
Jonathan Kozol takes the reader to a place where some average person would be afraid to go. But he really was passionate about lives of children and he really got to know South Bronx in side and out. He really got to know the people individually. The children sometimes I think got attached to Kozol and they became really close to him. They told him all the stories very openly and comfortably. That’s what I liked about Jonathan Kozol that he was very down to earth with them and he never showed that he was better than them or from a better place. He treated everyone with respect and dignity and that’s what he got back....

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