Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond: Complimentary Slideshow for Classroom Use Now Available

By Allan Spencer | March 25 2024 | English Language ArtsHigh SchoolSocial StudiesAdvanced Placement

We are pleased to share a new resource for Pulitzer Prize–winning sociologist Matthew Desmond’s Poverty, by America, out in paperback on March 26, 2024.

Click here to access and download an extensive PowerPoint presentation, created to aid and enhance the teaching of the book and easily adaptable to meet educators’ classroom needs.

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 presents a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) theory of poverty that reframes the issue, contextualizes the social and historical forces behind it, and presents evidence-based policy solutions to reveal the way forward.

Other resources for Poverty, by America:

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for 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