NOW AVAILABLE: Teacher’s Guide for Matthew Desmond’s Poverty, by America

By Allan Spencer | February 15 2024 | Social Studies

Penguin Random House Education is pleased to announce that a teacher’s guide for Poverty, by America by sociologist Matthew Desmond is now available. Click here to view and download this free educator resource, featuring discussion questions, classroom activities, prompts for further research, and more.

The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. Why? In this landmark book, acclaimed sociologist Matthew Desmond draws on history, research, and original reporting to show how affluent Americans knowingly and unknowingly keep poor people poor. He calls on us all to become poverty abolitionists, engaged in a politics of collective belonging to usher in a new age of shared prosperity and, at last, true freedom.

Matthew Desmond is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and the founding director of the Eviction Lab. His last book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, among others. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Desmond is also a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine.

Poverty, by America

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction •  The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.

$20.00 US
Mar 26, 2024
320 Pages