Poverty

  • America needs a raise: fighting for economic security and social justice. John J. Sweeney. 331.88 SWE
  • American dream: three women, ten kids, and a nation’s drive to end welfare. Jason DeParle. 362.5 DEP
  • An American mosaic: prose and poetry by everyday folk. 810.8 AME
  • Ask me why I hurt: the kids nobody wants and the doctor who heals them. Randy Christensen. 362.775 CHR
  • Closing the food gap: resetting the table in the land of plenty. Mark Winne. 363.8 WIN
  • Common wealth: economics for a crowded planet. Jeffrey D. Sachs. 338.91 SAC
  • Compassion, justice, and the Christian life: rethinking ministry to the poor. Robert D. Lupton. 253 LUP
  • The conscience of a liberal. Paul Krugman. 339.22 KRU
  • Creating a world without poverty: social business and the future of capitalism. Muhammad Yunus. 339.46 YUN
  • Creative capitalism: a conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and other economic leaders. 330.122 CRE
  • Critical: what we can do about the health-care crisis. Tom Daschle. 362.1 DAS
  • Crossing the tracks for love: what to do when you and your partner grew up in different worlds. Ruby K. Payne. 306.872 PAY
  • Crunch: why do I feel so squeezed? (and other unsolved economic mysteries). Jared Bernstein. 330.973 BER
  • Disintegration: the splintering of Black America. Eugene Robinson. 305.896 ROB
  • “Does God still love me?”: letters from the street. Sr. Mary Rose McGeady. 362.74 MACG
  • Economic gangsters: corruption, violence, and the poverty of nations. Raymond Fisman, Edward Miguel. 364.1323 FIS
  • Economics for the rest of us: debunking the science that makes life dismal. Moshe Adler. 330 ADL
  • The end of poverty: economic possibilities for our time. Jeffrey D. Sachs. 339.46 SAC, Spanish Lang. 339.46 SAC
  • Ending poverty in America: how to restore the American dream. 339.46 END
  • Enough: the phony leaders, dead-end movements, and culture of failure that are undermining Black America–and what we can do about it. Juan Williams. 973.0496 WIL
  • Family properties: race, real estate, and the exploitation of Black urban America. Beryl Satter. 363.59 SAT
  • Flat broke with children: women in the age of welfare reform. Sharon Hays. 362.8392 HAY
  • Flophouse: life on the Bowery. David Isay,Stacy Abramson. 362.5 ISA
  • Fragile dwelling. Margaret Morton. 305.569 MOR
  • A framework for understanding poverty. Ruby K. Payne. 362.5 PAY
  • Free lunch: how the wealthiest Americans enrich themselves at government expense (and stick you with the bill). David Cay Johnston. 338.973 JOH
  • Generous justice: how God’s grace makes us just. Timothy Keller. 261.8 KEL, CD 261.8 KEL
  • girl’s guide to homele 362.5092 KAR 11 12c 1/30
  • God’s ground force. Barbara Sullivan. 269 SUL
  • Growing up poor: a literary anthology. Y 810.8 GRO
  • Hands to work: the stories of three families racing the welfare clock. LynNell Hancock. 361.68 HAN
  • The haves and the have-nots: a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality. Branko Milanovic. 339.2 MIL
  • The hole in our Gospel. Richard Stearns. 261.83 STE
  • Hunger: an unnatural history. Sharman Apt Russell. 363.8 RUS
  • If I had a hammer: building homes and hope with Habitat for Humanity. David Rubel. Y 363.583 RUB
  • In our hands: a plan to replace the welfare state. Charles Murray. 361.68 MUR
  • Inequality: opposing viewpoints in social problems. 305 INE
  • Jesus and money: a guide for times of financial crisis. Ben Witherington III. 261.85 WIT
  • Just generosity: a new vision for overcoming poverty in America. Ronald J. Sider. 362.5 SID
  • The life you can save: acting now to end world poverty. Peter Singer. 362.5 SIN
  • The missing class: portraits of the near poor in America. Katherine S. Newman, Victor Tan Chen. 362.5 NEW
  • The moral consequences of economic growth. Benjamin M. Friedman. 330.9 FRI
  • More than houses: how Habitat for Humanity is transforming lives and neighborhoods. Millard Fuller. 363.5 FUL
  • Myths of rich & poor: why we’re better off than we think. W. Michael Cox, Richard Alm. 330.97 COX
  • New American blues: a journey through poverty to democracy. Earl Shorris. 362.5 SHO
  • Nickel and dimed: on (not) getting by in America. Barbara Ehrenreich. 305.569 EHR
  • Nobodies: modern American slave labor and the dark side of the new global economy. John Bowe. 331.11 BOW
  • On the move: a speech. Bono. 261.8 BON
  • Out of sight, out of mind: homeless children and families in small-town America. Yvonne M. Vissing. 362.5 VIS
  • Poor people. William T. Vollmann. 362.5 VOL
  • Poverty: opposing viewpoints. 362.5 POV
  • The power of half: one family’s decision to stop taking and start giving back. Kevin Salwen, Hannah Salwen. 178 SAL
  • The price of citizenship: redefining the American welfare state. Michael B. Katz. 361.6 KAT
  • The price of civilization: reawakening American virtue and prosperity. Jeffrey D. Sachs. 330.973 SAC
  • Random family: love, drugs, trouble, and coming of age in the Bronx. Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. 362.5 LEB
  • Red letters: living a faith that bleeds. Tom Davis. 261.1 DAV
  • Reinvesting in America: the grassroots movements that are feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and putting Americans back to work. Robin Garr. 361.7 GAR
  • Rich Christians in an age of hunger: moving from affluence to generosity. Ronald J. Sider. 261.85 SID
  • The Samaritan’s dilemma: should government help your neighbor? Deborah Stone. 177.7 STO
  • Scratch beginnings: me, $25, and the search for the American dream. Adam Shepard. 305.569 SHE
  • Sick: the untold story of America’s health care crisis– and the people who pay the price. Jonathan Cohn. 362.1 COH
  • Take this bread: a radical conversion. Sara Miles. 248.24 MIL
  • This land is their land: reports from a divided nation. Barbara Ehrenreich. 330.9 EHR
  • U.S. National debate topic 2009-2010: social services for the poor. 362.58 USN
  • Uninsured in America: life and death in the land of opportunity. Susan Starr Sered, Rushika Fernandopulle. 362.1 SER
  • The United States of Wal-Mart. John Dicker. 381.14 DIC
  • Wasted: the plight of America’s unwanted children. Patrick T. Murphy. 362.7 MUR
  • Whatever it takes: Geoffrey Canada’s quest to change Harlem and America. Paul Tough. 362.57 TOU
  • The white man’s burden: why the West’s efforts to aid the rest have done so much ill and so little good. William Easterly. 338.91 EAS
  • Without a net: middle class and homeless (with kids) in America: my story. Michelle Kennedy. 362.5 KEN
  • The working poor: invisible in America. David K. Shipler. 305.569 SHI
  • World hunger. 363.8 WOR
  • World hunger: twelve myths. Frances Moore Lappe, Joseph Collins, Peter Rosset. 363.8 LAP

BIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR

  • Banker to the poor: micro-lending and the battle against world poverty. Muhammad Yunus. 332.1 YUN
  • Breaking night: a memoir of forgiveness, survival, and my journey from homeless to Harvard. Liz Murray. B Murray
  • The diary of Ma Yan: the struggles and hopes of a Chinese schoolgirl. Y 951.059 MA
  • The girl’s guide to homelessness: a memoir. Brianna Karp. 362.5092 KAR
  • The glass castle: a memoir. Jeannette Walls. B Walls, Large Type B Walls, Spanish Lang. B Walls, CD B Walls
  • I beat the odds: from homelessness, to The blind side, and beyond. Michael Oher. B Oher, Y 796.332 OHE
  • An invisible thread: the true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny. Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski. B Schroff
  • Living at the edge of the world: a teenager’s survival in the tunnels of Grand Central Station. Tina S., Jamie Pastor Bolnick. B S.
  • Mother Teresa: a biography. Meg Greene. B Teresa
  • The pact: three young men make a promise and fulfill a dream. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt. Y 610.92 DAV, CD 926 DAV
  • Pitch black: don’t be skerd. Youme Landowne, Anthony Horton. Graphic B Horton
  • Reaching out. Francisco Jimenez. Y 305.868 JIM
  • Same kind of different as me. Ron Hall, Denver Moore. B Hall, Large Type B Hall
  • What difference do it make?: stories of hope and healing. Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent. B Hall

REFERENCE

  • Social welfare: fighting poverty and homelessness. Melissa J. Doak. R 300.7 INF
  • World poverty. Sandra M. Alters. R 300.7 INF

FICTION

  • Beneath my mother’s feet. Amjed Qamar. Y Fic QAM
  • Can’t get there from here. Todd Strasser. Y Fic STR
  • The castaways. Rob Vollmar, Pablo G. Callejo. Graphic Fic VOL
  • Children of the street. Kwei Quartey. Mystery QUA
  • The darkest child. Delores Phillips. Fic PHI
  • A far country. Daniel Mason. Fic MAS, Large Type Fic MAS, CD Fic MAS
  • The homeless bishop. Joseph F. Girzone. Rel. Fic GIR
  • A life without consequences. Stephen Elliott. Y Fic ELL
  • No and me. Delphine de Vigan. Y Fic VIG
  • Please don’t come back from the moon. Dean Bakopoulos. Fic BAK
  • Q & A. Vikas Swarup. Fic SWA, CD Fic SWA
  • The queen of water. Laura Resau, Maria Virginia Farinango. Y Fic RES
  • Salvage the bones. Jesmyn Ward. Fic WAR
  • The space between us. Thrity Umrigar. Fic UMR
  • Ten cents a dance. Christine Fletcher. Y Fic FLE
  • Theories of relativity. Barbara Haworth-Attard. Y Fic HAW
  • Trash. Andy Mulligan. Y Fic MUL, Y AUDIO Playaway MUL
  • Tyrell. Coe Booth. Y Fic BOO
  • The water dancers. Terry Gamble. Fic GAM
  • The way it works. William Kowalski. Fic KOW
  • The white tiger. Aravind Adiga. Fic ADI, CD Fic ADI

DVDS

  • ATL. DVD Drama A
  • Beyond the blackboard. DVD Drama B
  • Captain Abu Raed. DVD Foreign C
  • Chop shop. DVD Drama C
  • Country boys. DVD 155.65
  • Critical condition. DVD 362.1
  • The end of poverty? DVD 339.46
  • Mother Teresa. DVD Drama M
  • The second chance. DVD Drama S

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

  • Cloud Dancer. Mary Ann McGuigan. J MACG
  • Cups held out. Judith L. Roth. Pic ROT
  • The double life of Zoe Flynn. Janet Lee Carey. J CAR
  • Gentle’s holler. Kerry Madden. J MAD
  • The hard-times jar. Ethel Footman Smothers. Pic SMO
  • How to steal a dog. Barbara O’Connor. J OCO
  • Invisible lines. Mary Amato. J AMA
  • Mother Teresa. Demi. EB Teresa
  • No small thing. Natale Ghent. J GHE
  • The orange shoes. Trinka Hakes Noble. Pic NOB
  • Poor is just a starting place. Leslie J. Wyatt. J WYA
  • Si, se puede! = Yes, we can!: janitor strike in L.A. Diana Cohn. Sp. Lang. Pic COH
  • The table where rich people sit. Byrd Baylor. Pic BAY
  • That’s not fair!: Emma Tenayuca’s struggle for justice = No es justo!: la lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justicia. Carmen Tafolla, Sharyll Teneyuca. Sp. Lang. JB Tenayuca
  • Those shoes. Maribeth Boelts. Pic BOE

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SPANISH LANGUAGE / EN ESPAÑOL

  • El castillo de cristal. Jeannette Walls. Spanish Lang. B Walls
  • El fin de la pobreza: como conseguirlo en nuestro tiempo. Jeffrey Sachs. Spanish Lang. 339.46 SAC
  • Si, se puede! = Yes, we can!: janitor strike in L.A. Diana Cohn. Sp. Lang. Pic COH
  • That’s not fair!: Emma Tenayuca’s struggle for justice = No es justo!: la lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justicia. Carmen Tafolla, Sharyll Teneyuca. Sp. Lang. JB Tenayuca

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