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Jonathan Kozol

JONATHAN KOZOL received the National Book Award for Death at an Early Age, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for Rachel and Her Children, and countless other honors for Savage Inequalities, Amazing Grace, The Shame of the Nation, and Fire in the Ashes. The final and culminating work of his career is now nearing completion.


Jonathan remains one of the nation’s most eloquent and outspoken advocates for equality and racial justice in our nation’s schools. Now, more than ever, in this time of the pandemic and mounting racial tensions, teachers of young children reach out to him repeatedly for support and guidance as they struggle to bring love and joy and healing to our divided nation.

A Message for Jonathan's Loyal Readers

Jonathan has two new books in

the works for activists and teachers. He's been holding his fire during the pandemic, but not for much longer. More news to come in the next few months…

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Jonathan's Conversation with Noam Chomsky

Jonathan and Noam Chomsky recently had a fascinating talk about racist education and social class injustice in the public schools. To see their 90-minute conversation, click the link below.

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School Segregation and the

Manufacture of Juvenile Consent

Jonathan recently gave a scathing lecture on racist education and the intolerable suppression of the independent thinking of poor kids

of color, which Jonathan calls the manufacture of juvenile consent.

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