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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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Desmond, Matthew

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 Non-fiction, Call number: 339.4 DES

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 339.4 DES

Summary: As NASA prepared for the launch of Apollo 11 in July 1969, many African American leaders protested the billions of dollars used to fund "space joyrides" rather than help tackle poverty, inequality, and discrimination at home. This volume examines such tensions as well as the ways in which NASA's goal of space exploration aligned with the cause of racial equality. Essays provide new insights...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Florida 2019

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Madrick, Jeffrey G.

Summary: "By official count, more than one out of every six American children live beneath the poverty line. But statistics alone tell little of the story. In Invisible Americans, Jeff Madrick brings to light the often invisible reality and irreparable damage of child poverty in America. Keeping his focus on the children, he examines the roots of the problem, including the toothless remnants of our...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.7 MAD

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

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

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

Summary: To survive the juvenile system is a miracle, to survive the adult system twice is insane. Follow entrepreneur Chris Martin's story from being a kid in the foster care system to an adult in the prison system, to a successful business man. After a lifetime of getting kicked when he was down, Chris Martin found the love of his life and now spends his time, building his many businesses and trying...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Nandar 2019

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HAT

Goldblum, Joanne Samuel

Summary: "Joanne Samuel Goldblum, CEO and founder of the National Diaper Bank Network, and Colleen Shaddox, a journalist and activist, give a book shedding light on the realities faced by those living in poverty across the United States and provide a road map foreradicating poverty via policy changes"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: BenBella Books 2021

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

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

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

Anderson, Michelle W.

Summary: Decades of cuts to local government amidst rising concentrations of poverty have wreaked havoc on communities left behind by the modern economy. Some of these discarded places are rural. Others are big cities, small cities, or historic suburbs. Some vote blue, others red. Some are the most diverse communities in America, while others are nearly all white, all Latino, or all Black. All are...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Avid Reader Press 2022

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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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Ehrenreich, Barbara.

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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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Arnade, Chris

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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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.509 ARN

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

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

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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1 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

Eubanks, Virginia

Summary: "The State of Indiana denies one million applications for healthcare, foodstamps and cash benefits in three years--because a new computer system interprets any mistake as "failure to cooperate." In Los Angeles, an algorithm calculates the comparative vulnerability of tens of thousands of homeless people in order to prioritize them for an inadequate pool of housing resources. In Pittsburgh, a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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

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

Messenger, Tony

Summary: "In Profit and Punishment, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist exposes the tragedy of modern-day debtors prisons, and how they destroy the lives of poor Americans swept up in a system designed to penalize the most impoverished. "His Pulitzer Prize winningseries on debtors' prisons in Missouri made a serious difference in real people's lives and his book will be a must read for a nation seeking...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2021

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

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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Yoegel, John A.

Summary: "The key to launching your career in real estate. To get your foot in the door of this competitive trade you need to pass your state exam. This book, with tests and flashcards online, gives you the building blocks to do just that and get on and move up the ladder to a lucrative future. Written in a friendly style by expert instructor John A. Yoegel, this new edition has the latest on everything...

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Publisher / Publication Date: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2021

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