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Best Poverty Books: The Ultimate Collection

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Poverty books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It (2009)

 Best Poverty Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students.
Author(s): Eric Jensen

A Framework for Understanding Poverty – A Cognitive Approach (Sixth Edition) (2018)

 Best Poverty Books: The Ultimate CollectionNew Chapters on the Brain, Intersectionality, and Parents Simple, proven strategies that schools can start using today With a view through an economic lens that has only become sharper and more focused since its initial publication in 1995, Framework s premise is unchanged: Middle-class understandings of children and adults in poverty are often ill-suited for connecting with people in poverty and helping them build up the resources to rise out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.
Author(s): RuK. Payne, Ph.D.

A Framework for Understanding Poverty; A Cognitive Approach (Out of Print) (2013)

 Best Poverty Books: The Ultimate Collection2014 Revere Awards – Golden Lamp WinnerWhen viewed through an economic lens, poverty can be defined as an absence of resources. Since 1995, Framework’s basic premise is that the middle-class understandings of those who work with children and adults in poverty are often ill-suited for connecting with and helping people build up resources and rise out of poverty.
Author(s): RuK. Payne

Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap (Multicultural Education Series) (2017)

 Best Poverty Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis influential book describes the knowledge and skills teachers and school administrators need to recognize and combat bias and inequity that undermine educational engagement for students experiencing poverty.
Author(s): Paul C. Gorski, James A. Banks

Experiencing Poverty: Voices from the Bottom (2nd Edition) (2008)

 Best Poverty Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis collection of readings provides the voice, the presence, and the perspective of the poor who live on the margins and are generally invisible to the middle and upper classes.    The goals of this reader are twofold: (1) to bring the realities of the lives of the impoverished as close to the reader as possible (2) to get the reader to listen carefully to these voices of the poor in order to enhance the…
Author(s): D. Stanley Eitzen, Kelly Eitzen Smith

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement (2013)

 Best Poverty Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn this galvanizing follow-up to the best-selling Teaching with Poverty in Mind, renowned educator and learning expert Eric Jensen digs deeper into engagement as the key factor in the academic success of economically disadvantaged students.
Author(s): Eric Jensen

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself (2014)

 Best Poverty Books: The Ultimate CollectionPoverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good. But it looks ahead.
Author(s): Steve Corbett , Brian Fikkert , et al.

The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives (2014)

 Best Poverty Books: The Ultimate CollectionFifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and new working poor—the tens of millions of victims of a broken economy and an ever more dysfunctional political system.
Author(s): Sasha Abramsky

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America (2017)

 Best Poverty Books: The Ultimate CollectionCo-Winner of the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial PrizeA New York Times Notable Book of the YearA New York Times Book Review Editors’ ChoiceA Wall Street Journal Favorite Book of the YearA Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the YearA Publishers Weekly Favorite Book of the YearIn the United States today, one in every thirty-one adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men.
Author(s): Elizabeth Hinton

Best Poverty Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some poverty books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Poverty of Critical Theory in International Relations

Author(s): Davide Schmid
ID: 3632682, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2023, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

The Crisis of Marxist Ideology in Eastern Europe: The Poverty of Utopia

Author(s): Vladimir Tismaneanu
ID: 3636733, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2023, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf

From Poverty to Power

Author(s): James Allen, Tag Powell
ID: 3661430, Publisher: Top of the Mountain Pub, Year: 2023, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really chart-busters according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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