Jonathan Kozol: FIRE IN THE ASHES: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM with the Oakland Education Association and the Berkeley Federation of Teachers presents
FIRE IN THE ASHES: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America
A Tribute to Jonathan Kozol & All Public School Teachers
Hosted by Anthony Cody
$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com : (800) 838-3006
or Pegasus Books, Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway's, Moe's Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL, A Bookstore, and Modern Times ($15 door)
$5 for public school teachers, public school workers,
& public school students with ID: available by calling 510.763.4020
Information: www.kpfa.org/events KPFA benefit
Jonathan Kozol is the National Book Award-winning author of Savage Inequalities, Death at an Early Age, The Shame of the Nation, Amazing Grace, Letters to a Young Teacher, Rachel and Her Children, Children of the Revolution, The Night Is Dark, and I Am Far From Home, among others. He has worked with children in inner-city schools for nearly fifty years. Jonathan will sign his new book, which will be for sale during the event.
"Despite the steep odds stacked against these childrenwhich too many cannot overcomethis is a hopeful book thanks to those who do. The incredible resilience, grit and grace of children like Pineapple are a call to urgent action". Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund
"Jonathan Kozol is America's premier chronicler of life among the children of societal neglect. And FIRE IN THE ASHES may be his best book yetKozol does not just write about these people; he becomes an intimate part of their lives, sharing their triumphs, defeats, and, too often, mourning their deathsIf you care about the children who are the future of America, this is a book you must read."
Ellis Cose, author of The End of Anger and The Rage of a Privileged Class.
This special event offers gratitude and great respect to all public school teachers.
Host, Anthony Cody, who has taught science and math at Bret Harte Middle School in Oakland for eighteen years, has written numerous articles on teacher leadership and education policy, and has presented around the US and the world. Also speaking will be Cathy Campbell (President of Berkeley Federation of Teachers) and Trish Gorham (President of Oakland Education Association).
King Middle School (View)
1781 Rose St
Berkeley, CA CA/94709