Fire in the Ashes: 25 Years Among the Poorest Children in America

by Jonathan Kozol

It’s a topic that is more timely than ever. More Americans are wrestling with the challenges of poverty in the wake of the Great Recession and the foreclosure crisis, both of which hit families of color particularly hard. The gaping disparities between children of different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds take a massive toll on our nation — in moral, civic and economic terms.