Monday, November 4, 2013

Journal Seven

          Kozol really made the book personal by getting to know a lot of the children and knowing their whole life by the end of the book. He went so far out of his way to really learn a lot about all the children, by going to some of their houses and meeting their families. I think Kozol learned just as much from the children than the children did from him. They showed him the South Bronx and how they have to live in a struggle everyday and don't know what else is out there for them. Kozol gets very close to the children and even prays with them even though he doesn't exactly believe in praying. I think that writing in first person gave the readers more inside on what is going on in the South Bronx and everything he went through with those children so it was more of a strength.

          In chapter 23 he says goodbye to everyone, and he really sees what teachers are really there to help the children and what teachers are there to just get paid. It really disgusts Kozol because he really loves the children and want the best for them. It's sad to see that some of the children are lacking an education because of lazy teachers, who care more about money and themselves then these helpless children.

          Reading Ordinary Resurrections really made me think about life outside of how I live, and how lucky I have been. Reading about the South Bronx makes me never want to go there unless its going there for helping the children. I think Kozol changed a lot of their lives even though their so young, he helped show them what to do and what not to when the teachers couldn't. I enjoyed reading this book and is inspirational.

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