Last Updated: Nov 12, 2012
Call Number: 306.0973 TOU
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.
Nickeled and Dimed: on (not) getting by in America
Call Number: 305.5 EHR
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.
Amazing Grace: the lives of children and the conscience of a nation
Call Number: 362.7 KOZ
Describes one year in the life of children in the poorest congressional district in the United States, the South Bronx.
Call Number: 362.5 VOL
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.
This is a segment from CBS Correspondent Seth Doane's series The Other America; it originally aired October 1, 2008.
This is a segment from ABC World News segment, Hunger at Home, that aired August 17, 2011.
The Truth About Poverty in America - a commentary by Tavis Smiley that aired on CBS Sunday Morning that aired July 24, 2011.