Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

The Lives of Children and the Conscience of A Nation

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals the human realities of their difficult lives and poses critical questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation. 125,000 first printing. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
Amazing Grace is a book about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx - the poorest congressional district of our nation.
Without rhetoric, but drawing extensively upon the words of children, parents, and priests, this book does not romanticize or soften the effects of violence and sickness. One fourth of the child-bearing women in the neighborhoods where these children live test positive for HIV. Pediatric AIDS, life-consuming fires, and gang rivalries take a high toll. Several children die during the year in which this narrative takes place.
Although it is a gently written work, Amazing Grace makes clear that the postmodern ghetto of America is not a social accident but is created and sustained by greed, neglect, racism, and expedience. It asks us questions that are, at once, political and theological. What is the value of a child's life? What exactly do we plan to do with those whom we appear to have defined as economically and humanly superfluous? How tough do we dare to be?

Baker
& Taylor

A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals their difficult lives and poses questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation

Publisher: New York : Crown, 1995.
ISBN: 9780517799994
0517799995
Branch Call Number: 362.7 KOZ
Characteristics: 286 p. ; 24 cm.

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