Growing up Poor

Growing up Poor

A Literary Anthology

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Baker & Taylor
A multicultural anthology of writing on poverty--including stories, essays, poetry, and biographical excerpts--features the work of Sherman Alexie, Dorothy Allison, Raymond Carver, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, and William Carlos Williams, among many others.

Norton Pub
A searingly candid look at growing up "without," edited by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Children of Crisis series. In a land of seemingly endless plenty, Growing Up Poor offers a startling and beautiful collection of stories, poems, and essays about growing up without. Searing in their candor, understated, and often unexpectedly moving, the selections range from a young girl's story of coming of age in the slums of New York at the turn of the twentieth century and a southern family's struggles during the Depression, to contemporary stories of urban and rural poverty by some of our foremost authors. Divided into four thematically organized sections (on the material circumstances of poverty, denigration at the hands of others, the working poor, and moments of resolve and resiliency), the book mixes the work of experienced authors--many of whom write autobiographically about poverty they have experienced first-hand--with the work of students and other contemporary writers. Edited and with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning child psychiatrist Robert Coles, Growing Up Poor gives eloquent voice to those judged not by who they are, but by what they lack. Contributors include: Sherman Alexie Dorothy Allison Raymond Carver Sandra Cisneros Ralph Ellison Richard Ford Langston Hughes Zora Neale Hurston Luis Rodriguez Betty Smith Gary Soto Mildred Taylor Sylvia Watanabe William Carlos Williams

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& Taylor

A multicultural anthology of writing on poverty--including stories, essays, poetry, and biographical excerpts--features the work of Sherman Alexie, Dorothy Allison, Raymond Carver, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, and William Carlos Williams.

Publisher: New York : New Press, 2001
ISBN: 9781565846234
1565846230
Branch Call Number: 810.8035 GROWI
Characteristics: xxiv, 279 pages ; 22 cm

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