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Poverty - Wagner, Viqi
Call Number: 306.0973 TOU
ISBN: 9780737737479
A collection of twenty-six essays that offers varying perspectives on issues related to poverty, debating if it is a serious problem in America, its causes, how it should be reduced, and how global poverty should be addressed.

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Nickeled and Dimed: on (not) getting by in America - Ehrenrich, Barbara
Call Number: 305.5 EHR
ISBN: 0805063897
Author Barbara Ehrenreich relates her experiences from 1998 to 2000, during which time joined the ranks of the working poor as a waitress, hotel housekeeper, cleaning woman, nursing home aide, and Wal-Mart clerk to see for herself how America's "unskilled" workers are able to survive on only $6 or $7 an hour.

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Amazing Grace: the lives of children and the conscience of a nation - Kozol, Johnathan
Call Number: 362.7 KOZ
ISBN: 0060976977
Describes one year in the life of children in the poorest congressional district in the United States, the South Bronx.

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Poor People - Vollman, William T.
Call Number: 362.5 VOL
ISBN: 9780060878825
The author describes the diverse poverty around the world through a collection of interviews with impoverished people who attempt to justify or explain their present circumstances.


Poverty in the Media

This is a segment from CBS Correspondent Seth Doane's series The Other America; it originally aired October 1, 2008.


Poverty in the Media

This is a segment from ABC World News segment, Hunger at Home, that aired August 17, 2011.


Poverty in the Media

The Truth About Poverty in America - a commentary by Tavis Smiley that aired on CBS Sunday Morning that aired July 24, 2011.

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