Join us in reading and discussing Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond. In this landmark book, acclaimed sociologist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Matthew Desmond draws on history, research, and original reporting to show how affluent Americans knowingly and unknowingly keep poor people poor. Elegantly written and fiercely argued, this compassionate book gives us new ways of thinking about a morally urgent problem and helps us imagine solutions. Matthew's previous book, Evicted, was a Multnomah County Library Everybody Reads book in 2017.
Co-authors Laura Moulton (director of Street Books) and Ben Hodgson of Loaners: The Making of a Street Library will begin our conversation discussing their work together and the responses to Poverty by the Street Books team. We will then facilitate a group conversation. Between now and November 7th you can purchase this book at the store, online, or over the phone for 20% off.