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  • Poverty

    Poverty2012

    (1)

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.5 POV 2012

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Runner [downloadable ebook]

    Runner2005

    by Carl Deuker

    (3,125)

    Summary: Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk.

    EBOOK

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  • Alchemy and Meggy Swann [downloadable ebook]

    Alchemy and Meggy Swann2010

    by Karen Cushman

    (2,332)

    Summary: In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.

    EBOOK

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  • World poverty

    World poverty2016

    by Erin Brown

    Summary: Examines the forms that poverty takes around the world, its many causes, the serious negative consequences that it has for individuals and societies, and the effort to eliminate it.

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.5 BRO 2016

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Poverty, politics & profits [DVD] : inside America's affordable housing crisis

    Poverty, politics & profits : inside America's affordable housing crisis2017

    Summary: Looks into reasons why despite billions of dollars going into subsidized housing for the poor, many in need experience difficulty acquiring adequate housing. Explores racial inequality in the housing market.

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 363.5 POV

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Teaching with poverty in mind : what being poor does to kids' brains and what schools can do about it

    Teaching with poverty in mind : what being poor does to kids' brains and what schools can do about it2009

    by Eric Jensen

    (1,906)

    Summary: Covers why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Topics include what poverty does to children's brains and why students raised in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 371.8 JEN

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Social welfare : addressing poverty and homelessness

    Social welfare : addressing poverty and homelessness2018

    by Stephen Meyer

    Summary: This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's homeless.

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.5 MEY YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The prosperity paradox : how innovation can lift nations out of poverty

    The prosperity paradox : how innovation can lift nations out of poverty2019

    by Clayton M. Christensen

    (658)

    Summary: Discusses why investments in the economic development of poor countries rarely see positive change or improvement over time and offers a new framework for spurring growth and prosperity based on entrepreneurship and market-creating innovation.

    BOOK

    Call #: 338.9 CHR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty

    Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty2012

    by Daron Acemoglu

    (31,447)

    Summary: Why are some nations rich and others poor? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of the right policies? Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Daron...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 330 ACE

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Poor no more : rethinking dependency and the war on poverty

    Poor no more : rethinking dependency and the war on poverty2017

    by Peter Cove

    (16)

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.5 COV

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city

    Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city2016

    by Matthew Desmond

    (64,301)

    Summary: Sociologist Matthew Desmond 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...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 339.46 DES

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Why nations fail [CD book] : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty

    Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty2012

    by Daron Acemoglu (read by Dan Woren)

    (31,445)

    Summary: Why are some nations more prosperous than others? "Why Nations Fail" sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 330 ACE

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • A fistful of rice : my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability

    A fistful of rice : my unexpected quest to end poverty through profitability2011

    by Vikram Akula

    (248)

    Summary: Around the globe, poverty has held too many people in its grip for too long. While microfinance, small loans to impoverished individuals, initially attracted attention in the press, it didn't achieve...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 332 AKU

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Broke, USA : from pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. : how the working poor became big business

    Broke, USA : from pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. : how the working poor became big business2010

    by Gary Rivlin

    (900)

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

    BOOK

    Call #: 339.46 RIV

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Famine, affluence, and morality

    Famine, affluence, and morality2016

    by Peter Singer

    (447)

    BOOK

    Call #: 170 SIN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America

    Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America2014

    by Linda Tirado

    (5,068)

    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...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.5 TIR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Dutch house [large print] : a novel

    The Dutch house : a novel2019

    by Ann Patchett

    (202,665)

    Summary: At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first...  more »

    LARGE PRINT

    Call #: LP F PATCHETT

    Location: New Large Print Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The Dutch house [CD book] : a novel

    The Dutch house : a novel2019

    by Ann Patchett

    (190,866)

    Summary: At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK F PATCHETT

    Location: Adult CD Books Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The Dutch house : a novel
    Staff Pick

    The Dutch house : a novel2019

    by Ann Patchett

    (190,866)

    Summary: At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F PATCHETT

    Locations: Adult Fiction, New Adult Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 3 details

  • What is given from the heart

    What is given from the heart2019

    by Pat McKissack

    (780)

    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.

    BOOK

    Call #: E MCKISSACK

    Location: Picture Books

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Golden arm

    Golden arm2020

    by Carl Deuker

    (94)

    Summary: Lazarus Weathers, a high school senior from the wrong side of the tracks, seeks to protect his half-brother while pitching his way out of poverty, one strike at a time.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F DEUKER

    Location: New YA Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Dignity : seeking respect in back row America

    Dignity : seeking respect in back row America2019

    by Chris Arnade

    (1,458)

    Summary: 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...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.5 ARN

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • A burning

    A burning2020

    by Megha Majumdar

    (15,477)

    Summary: After a fiery attack on a train leaves 104 people dead, the fates of three people become inextricably entangled. Jivan, a bright, striving woman from the slums looking for a way out of poverty, is...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: F MAJUMDAR

    Location: New Adult Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive

    Maid : hard work, low pay, and a mother's will to survive2019

    by Stephanie Land

    (35,468)

    Summary: At 28, Stephanie Land's plans of breaking free from the roots of her hometown in the Pacific Northwest to chase her dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer, were cut short when a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.569 LAN

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • The haves and the have-nots : a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality

    The haves and the have-nots : a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality2011

    by Branko Milanović

    (442)

    Summary: One of the world's leading experts on wealth, poverty, and the gap that separates them, explains how wealth is unevenly spread throughout our world, now and through time. Economist Branko Milanovic...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 339 MIL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Trash

    Trash2010

    by Andy Mulligan

    (10,764)

    Summary: Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F MULLIGAN

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The missing class : portraits of the near poor in America

    The missing class : portraits of the near poor in America2007

    by Katherine S Newman

    (189)

    Summary: This book gives voice to the 57 million Americans--including 21 percent of the nation's children--who are sandwiched between poor and middle class. While government programs help the needy and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.56 NEW

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Papa's pastries

    Papa's pastries2010

    by Charles Toscano

    (43)

    Summary: Miguel sees the results of his father's faith and generosity when, although his own family is facing the oncoming winter with threadbare clothing, a leaky roof, and no firewood, Papa gives away the pastries he has baked.

    BOOK

    Call #: E TOSCANO

    Location: Picture Books

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The mighty Miss Malone

    The mighty Miss Malone2012

    by Christopher Paul Curtis

    (14,249)

    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.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F CURTIS

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Uncle Jed's barbershop

    Uncle Jed's barbershop1993

    by Margaree King Mitchell

    (953)

    Summary: Despite serious obstacles and setbacks Sarah Jean's Uncle Jed, the only black barber in the county, pursues his dream of saving enough money to open his own barbershop.

    BOOK

    Call #: E MITCHELL

    Location: Picture Books

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America

    Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America2001

    by Barbara Ehrenreich

    (177,226)

    Summary: Nickel and Dimed is a modern classic that deftly portrays the plight of America's working-class poor. Author Barbara Ehrenreich decides to see if she can scratch out a comfortable living in...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.569 EHR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Growing up empty : the hunger epidemic in America

    Growing up empty : the hunger epidemic in America2002

    by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel

    (175)

    BOOK

    Call #: 363.82 SCH

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Runner
    Staff Pick

    Runner2005

    by Carl Deuker

    (3,125)

    Summary: Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk.

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F DEUKER

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Private Peaceful [CD book]

    Private Peaceful2005

    by Michael Morpurgo

    (20,543)

    Summary: When Thomas Peaceful's older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although he is only fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, and himself.

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: YA CD BOOK F MORPURGO

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Nickel and dimed [Playaway] : on (not) getting by in America

    Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America2004

    by Barbara Ehrenreich (read by Cristine McMurdo-Wallis )

    Summary: Nickel and Dimed is a modern classic that deftly portrays the plight of America's working-class poor. Author Barbara Ehrenreich decides to see if she can scratch out a comfortable living in...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: PLAYAWAY 305.569 EHR

    Location: Adult Playways

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Poor people

    Poor people2007

    by William T Vollmann

    (910)

    BOOK

    Call #: 362.5 VOL

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Those shoes

    Those shoes2007

    by Maribeth Boelts

    (2,872)

    Summary: Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.

    BOOK

    Call #: E BOELTS

    Location: Picture Books

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Marie, dancing

    Marie, dancing2007

    by Carolyn Meyer

    (1,145)

    Summary: A fictionalized autobiography of Marie Van Goethem, the impoverished student from the Paris Opera ballet school who became the model for Edgar Degas's famous sculpture, "The Little Dancer."

    BOOK

    Call #: YA F MEYER

    Location: YA Fiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Five little Peppers and how they grew

    Five little Peppers and how they grew2000

    by Margaret Sidney

    Series: Classic Starts Series

    (23,387)

    Summary: In New England in the late nineteenth century, a fatherless family, happy in spite of its impoverished condition, is befriended by a very rich gentleman and his young son.

    BOOK

    Call #: J F SIDNEY

    Location: Juvenile Fiction

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • Intolerance [DVD] : a drama of comparisons

    Intolerance : a drama of comparisons2002

    Summary: Switches back and forth between four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages. The Babylonian story deals with...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD CLASSIC INTOLERANCE

    Location: DVDs Classics

    copies in: 1 of 1 details