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Broke in America : seeing, understanding, and ending US poverty / Joanne Samuel Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Parkland Community Library 362.5097 GOL (Text) 34422007217934 New Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 05/18/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781950665464
  • ISBN: 1950665461
  • Physical Description: xxi, 298 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Dallas : BenBella Books, [2021]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Seeing US poverty: throwing out the caricature -- Basic needs. Water: running dry ; Food: hungry in America ; Housing: no place to be poor ; Power: shut off ; Transportation: access denied ; Hygiene: a problem swept under the rug ; Health: health = health care -- Forms of oppression. Racism: stealing homes ; Sexism: women's work ; Denial of political power: government not of, buy, or for poor people ; Mental health discrimination: poverty is trauma ; High-poverty schools: class matters -- Solutions. Possibilities: the poor don't need to be with you always ; Advocacy: making change.
Summary, etc.:
"Joanne Samuel Goldblum, CEO and founder of the National Diaper Bank Network, and Colleen Shaddox, a journalist and activist, give a book shedding light on the realities faced by those living in poverty across the United States and provide a road map for eradicating poverty via policy changes"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Poor > United States > Social conditions.
Poverty > United States.
United States > Social policy > 21st century.
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