Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years among the Poorest Children in America

By Jonathan Kozol. Crown, $27 (9781400052462).


This is an engaging look at the broader social implications of ignoring poverty as well as a very personal look at individuals struggling to overcome it.




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