Book Title: Death at an Early Age: The Classic Indictment of Inner-City Education (Plume)
Release Date: 1985-10-01
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Related BooksWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
In 1964, Jonathan Kozol entered the Boston Public School system to teach fourth grade at one of its most overcrowded inner-city schools. Here, he unflinchingly exposes the disturbing "destruction of hearts and minds in the Boston public school." Death at an Early Age
is the unsparing, heart-wrenching account of the year he spent there—the most shocking and powerful personal story ever told by a young teacher, now updated with a new epilogue by the author.
“Honest and terrifying… the heartbreaking story it tells has to be read.”—Robert Coles, The New York Times Book Review
“Will anger you to the boiling point and may make you want to weep… I recommend—with considerable urgency—Death at an Early Age