Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
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1936 – Born in Boston, Massachusetts. An American non-fiction writer and educator.
1958 – Graduated summa cum laude at Harvard University.
1964 – Jonathan Kozol left his comfortable surroundings in Cambridge, Massachusetts to begin work as a teacher in low-income, predominately black Roxbury, first in a freedom school and later in a public elementary school.
1967 – His first published nonfiction, Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools winner of the National Book Award, drew upon his experiences as a fourth-grade teacher.
1968 – Received the National Book Award for Science, Philosophy, Religion for Death at an Early Age.
1972-1991 – He was the author of the books Free Schools, The Night is Dark and I am Far From Home, Children of the Revolution, Prisoners of Silence: Breaking the Bonds of Adult Illiteracy in the United States, On Being a Teacher, Alternative Schools: A Guide for Educators and Parents, Illiterate America, Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America and Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools.
1995 – Kozol produced another powerful study, this time based on first-hand experience among schoolchildren in the South Bronx: Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation.
2000 – He wrote Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope.