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Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City book image: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

The Week Seven CLSC selection features Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller Evicted draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data to transform our understanding of inequity and economic exploitation in America. This CLSC Author Presentation will take place at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, in the Amphitheater in collaboration with the Chautauqua Lecture Series. If you’re not able to join us on the grounds, you can join us from home on CHQ Assembly

The Week Seven CLSC Young Readers selection is Tae Keller’s Jennifer Chan is Not Alone. All interested young readers and family members should join us on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. on the Hultquist Center porch for our book discussion and themed activity. 

This gathering will also feature our Early Reader’s selection, Mi Casa is My Home by Laurenne Sala and Zara González Hoang. We encourage you to read our CLSC Young Reader Classic Selections for this summer: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. 
 

 
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City By Matthew Desmond Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553447453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - February 28th, 2017

Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone By Tae Keller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593310526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 26th, 2022

Mi Casa Is My Home By Laurenne Sala, Zara González Hoang (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536209433
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - August 19th, 2021

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The House on Mango Street (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sandra Cisneros Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780679734772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 1991

Haroun and the Sea of Stories By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140157376
Availability: Not on our shelves, but we can order this for you!
Published: Penguin Books - November 1st, 1991