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September 1, 2014 | 6th Elul 5774

Suggested Reading on Poverty

Poverty Reading List

Consider reading one of the following books as part of your congregation's book club or recommend these resources to your congregants before or after hosting a speaker on poverty:

Book Recommendations:

  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich
  • No Shame in My Game, Katherine Newman
  • Betrayal of Work, Beth Schulman
  • The Working Poor: Invisible in America, David Shipler

Additional Reading:

  • Jews, Money and Social Responsibility, Lawrence Bush and Jeffrey Dekro (Shefa Fund)
  • Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity, Chuck Collins and Felice Yeskel
  • The Unknown City, Michelle Fine and Lois Weis
  • Top Heavy: The Increasing Inequality of Wealth in America, David Cay Johnston
  • Fuzzy Math: The Essential Guide to the Bush Tax Plan, Paul Krugman
  • Wealth and Democracy, Kevin Phillips
  • Growing Up Empty: The Hunger Epidemic in America, Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
  • Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich – and Cheat Everybody Else, David Cay Johnston
  • Beyond the Shelter Wall: homeless families speaking out, Ralph da Costa Nunez

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