In the book Amazing Grace, Jonathan Kozol uses his unique ability .
to express his experiences, to the reader. He arranges the focus of the .
novel to modify the story. He takes the reader inside the Bronx and .
shows social injustice. Kozol is able to express the story in such a .
manner as to enable the reader to imaginatively participate, truly .
broadening and deepening his sense of the experience. The tools Kozol .
uses to invoke great emotion from the reader is what makes this book a .
work of art. He cleverly centers his story around characters for whom .
most readers would feel the highest emotional involvement for. Kozol's .
choice of setting is ideal for the story because it is in a city to which he .
gives no accolades. .
The Walden book review praises Kozol on his style and .
storytelling. It compliments his realistic views and gives credit to his .
gloomy underlying tone to the story. The critic wrote: .
The thesis may very well hit close to the mark. But Kozol, to .
his credit, doesn't claim too much or pretend to have all the .
answers. He presents his evidence and yes, his thoughts .
without claiming any lock on the truth here. His evidence .
stronly supports his dim perspective. The South Bronx for .
example, has an epidemic of severe asthma. He cites .
statistics showing hospital admissions for asthma at six or .
more per thousand people in the South Bronx .
neighborhoods, and 1.8 per thousand statewide in New York. .
Although residents say they know the asthma epidemic's .
likely cause is the recently built incinerator nearby, Kozol .
explains that the assertion is both plausible and difficult to .
pin down (Walden Web Book reviews). .
Kozol's greatest tool is his focus on children. He chronicles the .
inner city youths and their struggles with society. Most of them are .
sickly and underfed, as a result of parental and governmental neglect. .
The use of children is powerful because the child is an innocent and .
pure person. The corruption and evils that overtake these children .