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The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai
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The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
“The quality of owning freezes you forever in "I," and cuts you off forever from the "we.”
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The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati
“If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones.”
John Steinbeck
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The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1)
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Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
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The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner
The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile
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Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
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Splendor by Anna Godbersen
Splendor (Luxe, #4)
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Ronald Wright
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”
Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail.”
Dorothea Brande

John Steinbeck
“If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones.”
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Kurt Vonnegut
“American humorist Kin Hubbard said , "It ain't no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be". The meanest eating or drinking establishment, owned by a man who is himself poor, is very likely to have a sign on its wall asking this cruel question: "If you're so smart, why ain't you rich?"

Americans, like human beings everywhere, believe many things that are obviously untrue... Their most destructive untruth is that it is very easy for any American to make money. They will not acknowledge how in fact hard money is to come by, and, therefore, those who have no money blame and blame and blame themselves. This inward blame has been a treasure for the rich and powerful, who have had to do less for their poor, publicly and privately, than any other ruling class since, say, Napoleonic times.

Many novelties have come from America. The most startling of these, a thing without precedent is a mass of undignified poor. They do not love one another because they do not love themselves.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Malcolm X
“If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
Malcolm X

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