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10 books about poverty in America

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

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.

Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending US Poverty by Joanne Samuel Goldblum

Category: United States

This book was published this year by BenBella Books and takes approximately 10.3 hours to read.

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

Category: Income Inequality

This book was published 4 years ago by Crown and takes approximately 14.9 hours to read.

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

Category: Urban & Land Use Planning

This book was published 3 years ago by Island Press and takes approximately 11.5 hours to read.

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

Category: Macroeconomics

This book was published 5 years ago by Mariner Books and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.

America Is in the Heart (Penguin Classics) by Carlos Bulosan

Category: Classics

This book was published 2 years ago by Penguin Classics and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America by Mary Otto

Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting

This book was published 2 years ago by The New Press and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.

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

Category: United States

This book was published 4 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 16.5 hours to read.

The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town by Brian Alexander

Category: Industries

This book was published this year by St. Martin's Press and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

Category: Memoirs

This book was published 3 years ago by Harper Paperbacks and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

Category: Memoirs

This book was published 2 years ago by Scribner and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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