Monday, February 06, 2006
Jonathan Kozol is my new hero. Within the first few pages of his amazing book The Shame of the Nation, he made me feel like an inheritor of his mission to help children. Also, he makes beautiful pointed commentary on the unfairness of segregation schools using the voices of children. This is a beautiful showing of the ancient literary art of show, not tell. He also talks about how we as a nation have abdicated our responsibility for the nation's children. I'm only on page 40, so more greatness is expected to follow.