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First Chance: How Kids with Nothing Can Change Everything
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,950. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
The book examines the challenges facing kids who have endured foster care or the incarceration of a mother (a soaring number) and their triumphs against all odds. Author Bob Carr hopes that readers acknowledge the great and often untapped talents of kids who have overcome adversity, both economic hardship and family woes, and the power of a helping hand and pivotal guidance.
Unemployment and Poverty in Rural America
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » Social Science » Social classes
Eberstadt tackles the anticipated problem of what unemployed men do during their free time. He highlights the average time they spend in front of the screens is around over 2,000 hours per year which is comparable to a full-time job. Based on this terrifying fact, Eberstadt questions their readiness and abilities if they decide to return to work.
Street Kids: The Lives of Runaway and Thrownaway Teens, Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,860. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » Social Science » Children's Studies
Street Kids: The Lives of Runaway and Thrownaway Teens, Second Edition, by bestselling criminologist R. Barri Flowers, examines the pathway from home to homeless for runaways and thrownaways, including precursors to life on the street such as child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, substance abuse, mental health, behavioral issues, and problems related to sexual orientation/gender identity.
$2,000 Government Guaranteed Universal Basic Income Act Proposal: Would $2,000 In Monthly Government Guaranteed Universal Basic Income Help You And Your Family?
Price: Free! Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Economic policy
Would $2,000 in monthly government guaranteed universal basic income help you and your family? Byron Goines explains his legislative proposal entitled: The "Guaranteed Universal Basic Income Act," which allows for $2,000 in monthly guaranteed universal basic income to be provided for all United States citizens by the federal government...as a means to eliminate poverty in the United States.
Gotta Find a Home 4: More Conversations on the Streets
Price: Free! Words: 95,780. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social services
(4.00 from 1 review)
Daily Conversations recounted with friends who, in the harshest winters, have been forced to live on the sidewalks of a major city. Their lives are tragic, yet the majority of citizens are perhaps only two paychecks away from living such a lifestyle. Are you prepared for disability due to accident, addiction, physical or mental illness? How will you survive? Learn what life on the streets means.
One Leg and a Cup
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,700. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
This is the true story of how Terry Celano overcame fears that lingered for over 30 years, stemming from an unfortunate experience involving a homeless person. As a result, he went on a quest to find and interview people that are living day by day with no place to go, most of which have to panhandle for their very survival. Their stories are compelling and sometimes shocking.
Summary of Hand to Mouth From Linda Tirado
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural, Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
Hand to Mouth The Truth About Being Poor in a Wealthy World From Linda Tirado Summary and Analysis Summary Station Linda Tirado begins her introduction with her answer to a question she saw on an internet forum: Why do poor people do things that seem so self destructive? The answer she gave is a snapshot, a brief insight into the life of someone who is, and always has, living in poverty.
The Anacostia Diaries: The Rants of a Madman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,370. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political, Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
The Anacostia Diaries is an account like no other. It is the story of living in a neighborhood blighted by violence and deprivation, a look at the flaws which exist in American society and the reality of living amongst drug dealers, addicts, gun crime and the racial prejudices which continue to haunt the United States.
Car Living When There's No Other Choice: Tips & Strategies for Survival & Safety
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,490. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
Could you survive in your car if you had no other place to live? Thousands of people worldwide have safely and successfully overcome short-term housing crises by living in a vehicle. This book will give you the knowledge, courage and confidence to do so, too.
Saving Shallmar: Christmas Spirit in a Coal Town
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 62,890. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » History » North America
In fall turned to winter in 1949, the residents of Shallmar, Maryland, were starving. The town's only business, the Wolf Den Coal Corp. had closed down, unemployment benefits had ended and few coal miners had cars to drive to other jobs. When children started fainting in school, Principal J. Paul Andrick realized the dire situation the town was in and set out to help.
The Homeless Handbook
Price: Free! Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » General reference » Bibliographies & indices
We all have times in our lives when things don't go as planned: divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure, the death of the breadwinner, etc. The mark of your character is that you do not let it be the end of YOU.
Matthew Desmond’s EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City | Summary
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Based on years of embedded fieldwork, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem.
Poverty & Despair vs. Education & Opportunity
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,270. Language: American English. Published: March 13, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
Considering that the total costs of poverty, the common bond and requirement among these populations include experiential expertise, responsibility, authority, accountability, an understanding of the poverty arena, compassion and a demonstrated goal-oriented leadership and commitment to ending poverty!
RovingYarn™ "Stories Of Others" 1st edition volume 1 chapter 1 1st section
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
After spending over 5 years on the road and hearing stories from people that I ran into. I'd like to share the insights of how it's changed my life. It will start as a small snapshot and grow into a lifelong journal with hopes that it will help others. Thank you for your feedback and support. Please send a link off to your friends that might find RovingYarn™ / Stories Of Others, to be interesting.
American Poverty
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 16,870. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science, Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
In this thought-provoking historical and economic analysis, Laurel A. Rockefeller takes on poverty culture head-on, exploring what it means to poor in the United States while taking a look at how America's closest and much more economically successful allies (Canada, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom) take care of their poor. Topics include complacency, poverty shaming, and rape culture.
Far From Home - Stories of the homeless and the search for the heart's true home
Price: Free! Words: 57,820. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
Mention the word 'homeless' and most people imagine an old tramp in a doorway but, young and old, many people whose lives seem secure can experience homelessness. These moving and honest interviews invite awareness that home means more than a roof over our heads; people may become homeless or rootless within their own mind or body, society or family. Sooner or later, we all need to find our way ho
Supporting Inclusive Growth
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
Poverty has plunged in some Asia and the Pacific countries over the last 20 years, but its elimination in the region is unfinished business. The Asian Development Bank introduced inclusive growth in 2008 as one of its complementary strategic agendas. Has this become an operational reality? What challenges remain and how can ADB further increase inclusion in its projects and programs?
Money Should Be Illegal
Price: Free! Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
We have all been misled to believe in an illusion. It is the most powerful manipulative force in existence today. An UN-natural plague capable of influencing human emotion. Most powerfully persuasive, yet conceived in a mere concept. How long will Money continue depriving humanity from its dignity?
Shut Up & Give?
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,200. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Non-profit business, Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
We can no longer just shut up and give. If we want to see poverty wiped out, we have to start questioning our approach. We can no longer keep supporting the same projects year in and year out without examining the results. They’re not creating sustained change. This is a journey around the world to discover sustainable solutions to global poverty.
True Charity - Replacing Flypaper with Freedom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Poverty & Homelessness
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Is it is possible that in our effort to help the poor, we may in fact be encouraging those conditions responsible for creating their poverty?