Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for HopeThe Pulitzer Prize winning authors of the acclaimed, best selling Half the Sky now issue a plea deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans to address the crisis in working class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure With stark

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in CrisisFrom a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America s white working class Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis that of white working class

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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to SurviveEvicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land s memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter While the gap between upper middle class Americans and the

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My Name Is Lucy Barton

My Name Is Lucy BartonLucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation Her mother, to whom she hasn t spoken for many years, comes to see her Her unexpected visit forces Lucy to confront the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of her life her impoverished childhood in

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Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for HopeThe Pulitzer Prize winning authors of the acclaimed, best selling Half the Sky now issue a plea deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans to address the crisis in working class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure With stark

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Allie and Bea

Allie and BeaBea has barely been scraping by since her husband died After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer With only two thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat on a mission to reclaim what s rightfully hers, even

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityIn Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st century

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Front Desk (Front Desk, #1)

Front Desk (Front Desk, #1)Mia Tang has a lot of secrets Number 1 She lives in a motel, not a big house Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten year old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests Number 2 Her parents hide immigrants And if the mean motel owner, Mr Yao,

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Genesis Begins Again

Genesis Begins AgainThis novel tells the story of a thirteen year old who is filled with self loathing and must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself.There are ninety six things Genesis hates about herself She knows the exact number because she keeps a list Like

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Crenshaw

CrenshawIn her first novel since winning the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times There s no money for rent And not much for food, either His parents, his little

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The Benefits of Being an Octopus

The Benefits of Being an OctopusSome people can do their homework Some people get to have crushes on boys Some people have other things they ve got to do Seventh grader Zoey has her hands full as she takes care of her much younger siblings after school every day while her mom works her shift at the pizza parlor Not that her

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Illegal

IllegalThis is a powerful and timely story about one boy s epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children s Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels Ebo alone.His

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The Bridge Home

The Bridge HomeWhen Viji and her sister, Rukku, whose developmental disability makes her overly trusting and vulnerable to the perils of the world, run away to live on their own, the situation could not be grim Life on the streets of the teeming city of Chennai is harsh for girls considered outcasts, but the

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The Mars Room

The Mars RoomIt s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women s Correctional Facility, deep in California s Central Valley Outside is the world from which she has been severed the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson Inside is a new reality

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The Glass Castle

The Glass CastleA tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave the author the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation.

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityIn Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st century

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