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Summary: "'I see multiple colonial governors,' says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. 'We are held captive by the donor community.' The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry - the business of doing good has never been better. Yet, the results...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: www.povertyinc.org 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF POV

McKissack, Pat

Summary: Despite their own poverty since Daddy died, Mama tells nine-year-old James Otis they need to help Sarah, whose family lost everything in a fire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2019

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Torres, Jennifer

Summary: After her father's landscaping business fails and the family loses their house, sixth-grader Griselda Zaragoza follows her sister's example and begins selling Alma cosmetics while hiding her changed circumstances from friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC TOR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC TOR

Summary: Explains how global poverty began with military conquest, slavery, and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals, and forced labor. Today's financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. Features expert insights from Nobel Prize winners, acclaimed authors, university professors, government ministers, and the leaders of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinema Libre Studio 2010

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

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...

Format: text

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

Roberts, Jillian

Summary: Using illustrations, full-color photographs and straightforward text, this nonfiction picture book introduces the topics of homelessness and poverty to young readers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 362 ROB

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

Summary: Elderly Nana Chinegowe is left to care for her three orphaned grandchildren. Other than occasional casual work as a day laborer, she has no mean to support them and they often go without food. This film tells the story of Malawi's ultra poor, and investigates the Millennium Development Goals of reducing maternal mortality, hunger, and poverty.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Summary: With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio/Listening Library 2012

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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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

Greer, Peter

Contents: Introduction: Glimpses of poverty -- How bad is poverty anyway? -- Flower petals in the face -- Making a feast for Jesus -- Searching for solutions that work -- A hand up, not a handout -- How $100 can change the world -- Unlocking entrepreneurship -- A brass ring for the poor -- Microfinance goes mainstream -- Exploring variations in microfinance 2.0 -- It can't be that good, can it? -- Using...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 261.8 GRE

Ward, Jesmyn.

Summary: Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2012

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

Wingate, Lisa

Summary: A dramatic story of three young women on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who rediscovers their story and its vital connection to her own students' lives. In her distinctive voice, Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual 'Lost Friends' advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House, Inc. 2020

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

Summary: Paris, 1930. The infamous surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of L'Age d'Or leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a whim, Buñuel's good friend, sculptor Ramón Acín, buys a lottery ticket and promises to devote his winnings to fund Buñuel's next film. Incredibly, Ramón wins the 20,000-pesos jackpot, sending the two friends to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BUN

Algeo, Matthew

Summary: "In early 1968, Senator Robert F. Kennedy ventured deep into the heart of Eastern Kentucky to gauge the progress of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Author Matthew Algeo meticulously retraces RFK's tour of the region, visiting the places he visited and meeting with the people he met, and explains how and why the region has changed since 1968, and why it matters for the rest of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.922 ALG

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ASCD 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 379.2 Bud

Summary: Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Passion River] 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RIC
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF RIC

Summary: The Rose family's dreams of escaping their town are suddenly thwarted when the town's potential buyer succumbs to a diabetic coma. It's now clear that their stay in this simple setting will be much longer than they ever imagined. Faced with this horrific truth, the Roses must do the only thing they can: change the town from within. Contains thirteen episodes and bonus features.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD SCH

Brown, Echo

Summary: "Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side of Cleveland, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich white school on the West Side and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor. Each day, Echo travels between worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC BRO

Padilla, Francesca

Summary: After the ice cream stand where she works is robbed, seventeen-year-old Minerva Gutiérrez plans to get revenge on her predatory boss while navigating grief, anger, and dreams of escape from her dead-end hometown.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Teen, an imprint of Soho Press, Inc. 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC PAD

Troxell, Richard R.

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Summary: "Richard R. Troxell's book Short Stories in a Long Journey blends his personal story with the life of an activist for ending and preventing homelessness. This book highlights the structural defects in our system and laws and proposes common-sense economic solutions to the problems of homelessness and substance abuse, such as the Universal Living Wage to address income inequality, a modest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plain View Press 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 TRO

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Florida 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 629.4 NAS

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Summary: Kevin McArevey, a maverick Elvis-loving headmaster in a rough Belfast housing estate, sends his young pupils home with the philosophy to challenge violence. He uses critical thinking and a big dollop of humor to restore hope in a community, plagued by poverty and drugs.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avid Reader Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.0973 AND

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