Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Book set to Rethink Fight Against Poverty Wins Book of the Year

Almost fifty years ago The Other America, written by Michael Harrington, set to change how American Society viewed it's poor.  That book was one of the most influential sources in sparking the war on poverty.  Today, we see books and people coming out trying to rethink what poverty means and how we can finally solve it.  These types of awards makes me think that we are on the verge of a new War on Poverty - perhaps this time we will win.

"Addressing topics from health to education, the authors build a shrewd yet sympathetic portrait of a problem as complex as those individuals who make up the all-too-often stereotyped poor..."

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