Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform

Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare ReformHailed as a great success, welfare reform resulted in a dramatic decline in the welfare rolls from 4.4 million families in 1996 to 2 million in 2003 But what does this success look like to the welfare mothers and welfare caseworkers who experienced it In Flat Broke With Children, Sharon Hays te

The Lost Boy (Dave Pelzer #2)

The Lost Boy (Dave Pelzer #2)Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining he has no plac

The Call of the Wild/White Fang

The Call of the Wild/White FangThe Call of the Wild tells the story of Buck, a domestic dog who is kidnapped from his home in California and forced to pull sleds in the Arctic wasteland White Fang, by contrast, is the tale of a crossbreed who is three quarters wolf and a quarter dog, and who must endure considerable suffering i

Drama City

Drama CityLorenzo Brown just wants to stay straight After eight years in prison on a drug charge, he s come uptown back to the Washington, DC neighborhood where he grew up, where his old cohorts still work their corners and their angles, trying to get ahead and stay alive But Lorenzo s had enough of the l

Breakup (Kate Shugak, #7)

Breakup (Kate Shugak, #7)April in Alaska is the period of spring thaw, what the locals call breakup For Kate, this year s meltdown brings nothing but mayhem First, the snow uncovers a dead body near Kate s home Then a woman is killed in a suspicious bear attack Kate is drawn further into the destruction of breakup an

Welfare Brat

Welfare BratMary Childers s intimate and frank memoir tells the story of growing up in a family in which five out of seven children dropped out of high school and four different fathers dropped out of sight With this lyrical and often humorous examination of how she became the first person in her family to att

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Womenn The incredible true story of the women who fought America s Undark danger nThe Curies newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shine


PushPrecious Jones, an illiterate sixteen year old, has up until now been invisible invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one of Harlem s casualties But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a

This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation

This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided NationAmerica in the aughts hilariously skewered, brilliantly dissected, and darkly diagnosed by the bestselling social critic hailed as the soul mate of Jonathan Swift n nBarbara Ehrenreich s first book of satirical commentary, The Worst Years of Our Lives, about the Reagan era, was received with bests