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10 books about poverty in America

Pick up one of these featured titles on poverty in America in February 2021.

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There are hundreds of books published on poverty in America. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.
$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America cover

240 pages

$13.29

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$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America by Kathryn Edin

Publisher: Mariner Books

The Working Poor: Invisible in America cover

352 pages

$16.69

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The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler

Publisher: Vintage

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City cover

448 pages

$14.99

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Publisher: Crown

The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America cover

344 pages

$30.00

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The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America by Alan Mallach

Publisher: Island Press

The Cycle of a Dream: A Kid’s Introduction to Structural Racism in America cover

32 pages

$10.99

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The Cycle of a Dream: A Kid’s Introduction to Structural Racism in America by Kimberly Narain

Publisher: Independently published

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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America cover

496 pages

$14.99

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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

Publisher: Penguin Books

William Frantz Public School: A Story of Race, Resistance, Resiliency, and Recovery in New Orleans (History of Schools and Schooling) cover

302 pages

$45.95

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William Frantz Public School: A Story of Race, Resistance, Resiliency, and Recovery in New Orleans (History of Schools and Schooling) by Connie L. Schaffer

Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century cover

288 pages

$13.17

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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court cover

272 pages

$17.36

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Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve

Publisher: Stanford Law Books

The Poverty of Progress: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century cover

206 pages

$26.95

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The Poverty of Progress: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century by E. Bradford Burns

Publisher: University of California Press

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