You’re invited!

It is a great day when our friend, hero, and best-selling social justice warrior, Jonathan Kozol, publishes a new book. Kozol’s latest book is the culmination of six decades of giving voice to children undervalued by society.

To celebrate the release of An End to Inequality, Kozol’s 15th book, we are forming an online community to read and discuss this provocative text on April 10th. Won’t you please join us?

Jonathan Kozol is a National Book Award-winner who abandoned his Rhodes Scholarship to teach in the still largely segregated Boston Public Schools following news of the murder of Goodman, Schwerner, and Chaney in Mississippi. He was subsequently fired for reading a Langston Hughes poem to fourth graders. That experience led to his first book, Death at an Early Age in 1967. Kozol has been urging each of us to do the right thing ever since, including as a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge!

How to participate – 1… 2… 3… 4…

1. Register for our Zoom-based April 10th book discussion. Reserve your place for $5. All proceeds will be donated to Jazz House Kids, a non-profit that brings high quality music education to kids. You will then be sent reading reminders and a link to the April 10th book chat.

2. Buy the book from or at your local bookstore. Libraries should have copies as well.

3. Join us online at 4 PM Pacific/7 PM Eastern time on April 10th. Registrants will be sent the private Zoom link.

4. Change the world!

Jonathan Kozol visits Constructing Modern Knowledge
Buy the book


Jonathan Kozol Fought School Inequality for Decades. Here’s One Final Plea. [3/14/24 NY Times profile]

The Desolation of America’s Urban Schools [2/26/24 Book excerpt in The Nation]

Books by Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol Takes on the World, Gary Stager’s 2006 interview for District Administration Magazine

Jonathan Kozol Speaks Out, Gary Stager’s 2000 interview for Curriculum Administrator Magazine

Virtual book launch discussion of An End to Inequality with Jonathan Kozol [YouTube]

Jonathan Kozol’s website

An End to Inequality publisher web site and advance praise