Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty

Thursday, May 13th, 2021, 7pm EST. Online only, via Zoom. Registration required:

Joanne Goldblum (CEO and founder of the National Diaper Bank Network) and Colleen Shaddox (journalist and activist) visit Gibson's Bookstore virtually to present Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending U.S. Poverty, to shed light on the realities faced by those living in poverty across the United States and provide a roadmap for eradicating poverty via policy changes.

“…​an illuminating and wide-ranging account of what poverty looks like in America and how it is perpetuated by a broken and negligent system…Enriched with revealing statistics and vivid personal stories, this is a valuable resource in the fight against poverty.” —Publishers Weekly

“An exploration of why so many Americans are struggling financially…A down-to-earth overview of the causes and effects of poverty and possible remedies.” —Kirkus Reviews

Event date: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending Us Poverty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950665464
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Benbella Books - February 2nd, 2021

Water. Food. Housing. The most basic and crucial needs for survival, yet 40 percent of people in the United States don't have the resources to get them. With key policy changes, we could eradicate poverty in this country within our lifetime--but we need to get started now.

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