Poverty in the USA

A librarian posted to ALA Think Tank "ISO: Adult, nonfiction titles that discuss poverty in America for a teacher (k-12) book study group. Looking for a mix of narratives and more "informational" texts. We're hoping for materials that challenge small town ideas - or discuss poverty found in unexpected places."

NOTE: If you want to make a list of books on other subjects, go ahead. Please limit this list to books about Poverty in America.
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51 books · 23 voters · list created November 30th, 2016 by Steve (votes) .
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message 1: by P.J. (new)

P.J. Sullivan "Nickel and Dimed" is listed twice.


message 2: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Hurley P.J. wrote: ""Nickel and Dimed" is listed twice."

I checked for duplicates so there should be just one now.


message 3: by MBP (new)

MBP Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat is not about poverty.


message 4: by Steve (last edited Dec 02, 2016 08:12AM) (new)

Steve I don't know how to remove a book. So, I guess Dewey may stay, but let's try to stay on topic.

Also, Throw Out 50 Things, but again, I don't know how to remove.


message 5: by Andréa (new)

Andréa Steve wrote: "I don't know how to remove a book. So, I guess Dewey may stay, but let's try to stay on topic.

Also, Throw Out 50 Things, but again, I don't know how to remove."


Anyone with Goodreads "librarian" status can remove books from a list (or check for duplicates). I've removed the two you mentioned.

I believe you, Steve, as creator of the list may also have access to remove particular books from the list, but I'm not positive. If so, you'd click on the "edit" link at the bottom of the list description, and then click on the link that says something about removing particular books.


message 6: by Steve (new)

Steve Thanks Andréa for removing those.

As list owner, I can change the description, and I can check for duplicates, but since I am not (yet) a "goodreads librarian", I am not seeing the list as a whole.


message 7: by Andréa (new)

Andréa Steve wrote: "As list owner, I can change the description, and I can check for duplicates, but since I am not (yet) a "goodreads librarian", I am not seeing the list as a whole."

ah, gotcha. I'm always happy to remove any that don't meet the criteria.


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