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Urban Poverty Books and Resources

Blodgett, Lynn
Finding Grace: The Face of America's Homeless
q TR681.H63 B56 2007x
Hopper, Kim
Reckoning with Homelessness
HV4505.H665 2003
Inner-City Poverty
Tamara L. Roleff, book editor
HC110.P6 I56 2003
Lankford, Susan Madded
DownTown U.S.A.: A Personal Journey with the Homeless
HV4506.S355 L36 2009x
Photojournalist Lankford tells the story of the homeless in San Diego through her photographs. As she worked she eventually befriended many of her subjects, whose stories and descriptions of their day to day life provide narration to Lankford's photographs.
Locked in the Poorhouse: Cities, Race, and Poverty in the United States
Edited by Fred R. Harris and Lynn A. Curtis
HV6477.L63 1998
Murphy, Joseph and Kerri Tobin
Homelessness Comes to School
LC5144.2.M87 2011
School-age children are the fastest growing population among the homeless. This book provides guidelines for teaching homeless children and discusses programs that schools have implemented to help this group of students.
O'Brien, Michael
Hard Ground
Photographs by Michael O'Brien, Poems by Tom Waits.
q HV4505.O25 2011
Photojournalist Michael O'Brien and singer/songwriter Tom Waits join their efforts in this collaboration of photographs and poetry about the homeless. Reviews have compared Hard Ground to the seminal Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.
Stein, Joel and all
"The Real Face of Homelessness."
In Time, January 20, 2003, pp. 54+.
Voeten, Teun
Tunnel People
F128.55.V6413 2010x
Voeten spent several months interviewing a community of people living beneath Manhattan in abandoned subway tunnels. In Tunnel People he shares some of their individual stories.
Wasserman, Jason Adam and Jeffrey Michael Clair
At Home on the Street: People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture of Homelessness
HV4505.W26 2010
Do the very programs that are meant to help the homeless actually work, or do they serve to alienate what is already a population of outsiders even more? Wasserman and Clair argue that many of the policies in place are failing in their good intentions and examine the reasons behind this and what might be done to improve things.
Yankoski, Michael
Under the Overpass
HV4505.Y36 2005