Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America - Jonathan Kozol
This book made me angry and yet sad at the same time. I feel like we are leaving whole segments of our country behind and it feels as though we are doing it deliberately. These people don't matter because they are brown and black or ethnic and are not somehow deserving of the same benefits as the whites that live in areas just around the corner from the areas the children in this book lived. The schools are awful, the housing substandard and yet HUD does nothing. Society looks down on people who live in these so called "ghettos" but does everything it can to make sure people who are born there have no chance at all to get out and make something of themselves.

When you treat people like shit,surround them with shit,toxins and violence and do everything in your power to keep them down how to you expect them to achieve even the smallest things. How do you expect them to hold their heads up with pride about who they are and where they come from.

I admire Jonathan Kozol for telling these stories and letting people know these children are out there.