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 i

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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 n nHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis that of white working class

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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 Amga

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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 n n My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter n nWhile the gap between upper middle class Americans and the w

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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 America

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Front Desk (Front Desk, #1)

Front Desk (Front Desk, #1)Mia Tang has a lot of secrets n nNumber 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 n nNumber 2 Her parents hide immigrants And if the mean motel owner, Mr Ya

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When Stars Are Scattered

When Stars Are ScatteredHeartbreak and hope exist together in this remarkable graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor winning creator of Roller Girl n nOmar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya Life is h

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Navigate Your Stars

Navigate Your StarsA revelatory, uplifting, and gorgeously illustrated meditation on dedication, hard work, and the power of perseverance from the beloved, New York Times bestselling, and two time National Book Award winning Jesmyn Ward.For Tulane University s 2018 commencement, Jesmyn Ward delivered a stirring speech

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Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me TogetherA timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Ren e Watson n nJade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she s ever going to succeed Her mother says she has to take every opportunity She has She accepted a scholarship

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Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for HopeWith stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us deep into an other America The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been d

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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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Free Lunch

Free LunchFree Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle s first semester in sixth grade Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school s free lunch program Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to a

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