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Summary: Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 339.2 INC

Budge, Kathleen M.

Summary: Drawing upon decades of research and myriad authentic classroom experiences, Kathleen Budge and William Parrett dispel harmful myths, explain the facts, and urge educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students. They share the powerful voices of teachers - many of whom grew up in poverty - to amplify the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ASCD 2018

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Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Summary: Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, the author decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job, any job, can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, she left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2011

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 305.569 EHR

Desmond, Matthew

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: "[The author] takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the 20 dollars a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.2 DES

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 339.4 DES

Rivlin, Gary.

Summary: "A unique and riveting exploration of one of America's largest and fastest-growing industries--the business of poverty"--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Business 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.46 RIV

Noah, Timothy.

Summary: Critically assesses income inequality in America and the ways it threatens democracy, tracing disturbing income ratio trends throughout the past three decades while outlining an urgent call for nonpartisan solutions.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.22 NOA

Smiley, Tavis

Summary: Presents an analysis of the recent increase of poverty in the United States, even among the middle class, describing twelve steps that can be undertaken to give the poor more equitable access to housing, education, and health care.

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Publisher / Publication Date: SmileyBooks 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.22 SMI

Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Summary: To discover how others exist on minimum wage, the author leaves her home, takes the cheapest lodgings she can find, and accepts whatever jobs she's offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she works variously as a waitress, nursing home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She learned many things, including the fact that one job is not enough: you need at least two if you intend to live...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books, LLC 2004

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.569 Ehr

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 305.569 Ehr

Land, Stephanie

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Summary: Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams were cut short when a summer fling turned into an unexpected pregnancy. She turned to housekeeping to make ends meet, took classes online to earn a college degree. And she wrote relentlessly: true stories of overworked and underpaid Americans; of living on food stamps and WIC coupons. Here...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B LAND LAN

Berg, Joel.

Summary: Berg has his eye on the growing number of people who are forced to wait in lines at food pantries across the nation-- the modern breadline.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.80973 BER

Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Summary: Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- could be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on six to seven dollars an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.569 EHR

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.569 EHR

Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Summary: Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- could be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on six to seven dollars an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.569 Ehrenreich 2001

Tirado, Linda

Summary: "I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would like to have written it myself - if, that is, I had lived Linda Tirado's life and extracted all the hard lessons she has learned. I am the author of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons, Penguin Group (USA) 2014

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Arnade, Chris

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Summary: "Widely acclaimed photographer and writer Chris Arnade shines new light on America's poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten--both urban and rural, blue state and red state--and indicts the elitists who've left them behind. Like Jacob Riis in the 1890s, Walker Evans in the 1930s, or Michael Harrington in the 1960s, Chris Arnade bares the reality of our current class divide in stark pictures and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2019

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Walls, Jeannette.

Summary: Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.82 WAL

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 WALLS, JEANNETTE WAL

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B WALLS

Edin, Kathryn J.

Summary: "A revelatory account of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't think it exists Jessica Compton's family of four would have no cash income unless she donated plasma twice a week at her local donation center in Tennessee. Modonna Harrisand her teenage daughter Brianna in Chicago often have no food but spoiled milk on weekends. After two decades of brilliant research on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.3 EDI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 339.3 EDI

Edelman, Peter B.

Summary: Odfers an informed analysis of how the United States can be so wealthy yet have an outsized number of unemployed and working poor.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.46 EDE

Carr, Brian Allen

Summary: During a week-long suspension from school, a teenage transplant to impoverished rural Indiana searches for a job, the whereabouts of his vanished drug-addicted guardian, and meaning in the America of the Trump years.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Highbridge Audio 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CAR

Edelman, Peter B.

Summary: As former staffer to Robert F. Kennedy and current Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman explains in Not a Crime to Be Poor, Ferguson is everywhere in America today. Through money bail systems, fees and fines, strictly enforced laws and regulations against behavior including trespassing and public urination that largely affect the homeless, and the substitution of prisons and jails for the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.5 EDE

Summary: This program features data-mapping techniques that shed light on inner-city conditions in America and England. With an overview of manufacturing declines that took place during the 20th century and their effect on densely populated urban centers, the video compares and contrasts situations in Philadelphia and Birmingham, England. Studying these cities from a human angle, the program delves into...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Friedman, Jack P.

Summary: This study guide and test preparation manual has been updated to provide the latest information in real estate finance, federal law and regulation, and appraisal license requirements.Explains all aspects of real estate law and finance, including contracts, deeds, appraisals, brokerage, leasing, mortgages, federal regulation of Fair Housing, Truth-in-Lending, and environmental mattersPresents...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Barron's Educational Services 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333 FRI

Spinner, Stephanie

Summary: Describes the life and career of the 266th pope, including his early life in Argentina, his decision at sixteen to become a priest, and his work to help end poverty and aid United States and Cuban relations.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 FRA

Summary: While poverty has traditionally been a problem only for the unemployed, a new demographic of Americans has emerged-the working poor. This program explores the disturbing realities that many people in low-wage jobs face every day-such as having to decide whether to pay the rent, buy groceries, or see a doctor. Viewers will learn how standards of living are often measured, how suburban areas have...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Humphries, Stan.

Summary: "What's the best way to spot the next best neighborhood? Is spring or the dead of winter the best time to put your home on the market? Do street names affect price (Swamp Road vs. Gingerbread Lane)? These are the type of real estate truisms that we all think we know the answers to, but we don't. The rules of real estate have changed dramatically in the past five years, and the old rules no...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 333 RAS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 333.3309 RAS