Inaugural Lecture to 2010 Literacy & Democracy Series, Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 6:00 p.m., Suffolk University C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple Street
Jonathan Kozol’s first book, Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools, won the National Book Award, and has sold over two million copies. His other books have given a voice to some of America’s most pressing issues: Illiterate America, Rachel and Her Children, Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation, Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools, and Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope. Kozol’s most recent book The Shame of the Nation, was his strongest work to date – a powerful piece exposing dramatic racial isolation in over 60 inner-city schools. Kozol is the founder of Education Action, a non-profit dedicated to grassroots organizing of teachers across the country who wish to help create a unified system of American public schools.
Note: Event is sold out.