press release: Join us for a discussion Evicted by Matthew Desmond led by students from UW-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies. Evicted is this year's selection for UW Madison's annual common book read program, Go Big Read.
"Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality—and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship."
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