Hello, fellow book lovers, Jeremiah here.
For this month, I’ve found a small collection of books that explore issues and current events in more depth. This little selection covers popular books that consider politics, homelessness, and poverty in America.
So, log in, put the books on hold, and we’ll get them ready for you.
Trust the plan: the rise of QAnon and the conspiracy that unhinged America / Will Sommer.
“A journalist who has followed the rise of QAnon explains what it is, how it has gained a mainstream following among Republican lawmakers and ordinary citizens, the threat it poses to democracy, and how we can reach those who have embraced the conspiracy and are disseminating its lies.”– from the publisher.
Rough sleepers / Tracy Kidder.
“This masterful work of reporting and nonfiction storytelling takes us deep into the world of Dr. Jim O’Connell, a Harvard Medical School graduate, who, following his life’s calling, serves Boston’s homeless community, facing one of American society’s most shameful problems, instead of looking away.” — from the publisher.
Nine Black Robes: Inside the Supreme Court’s Drive to the Right and Its Historic Consequences / Joan Biskupic
“With unparalleled access to key players, a CNN senior legal analyst and Supreme Court expert provide an urgent and inside look at the history-making era in the Supreme Court during the Trump and post-Trump years, including its reversal of Roe v. Wade.” — from the publisher.
The great displacement : climate change and the next American migration / Jake Bittle.
“A human-centered narrative with national scope, this first book to report on climate migration in the U.S. tells the stories of those already experiencing life on the move, while detailing just how radically climate change with transform our lives.” — from the publisher.
Poverty, by America / Matthew Desmond.
“The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a new and bracing argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it. The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy.’
“Why? Why does this land of plenty allow one in every eight of its children to go without basic necessities, permit scores of its citizens to live and die on the streets, and authorize its corporations to pay poverty wages?’
“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.” — from the publisher.
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