Reviewed by: Mykella Palmer
In this podcast episode of We Should All Be Bookworms, host Mykella Palmer introduces her listeners to the Pulitzer Prize winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. You can listen to her review of the book here.
Here is a short description of the book from the publisher: In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Published by Crown on March 1, 2016
Reading Level: High School
Review Source: We Should All Be Book Worms
Publisher's Synopsis: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • One of the most acclaimed books of our time, this modern classic “has set a new standard for reporting on poverty” (Barbara Ehrenreich, The New York Times Book Review).