2017 Read – $2.00 A Day

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About the Book

A revelatory account of a kind of poverty so extreme, and so often hidden, most Americans don’t think it exists. Kathryn Edin teamed up with Luke Shaefer to make a surprising discovery: the number of American families living on $2.00 per person, per day, has skyrocketed to one and a half million American households, including three million children. Where do these families live? How did they get so desperately poor? What do they do to survive? Not just a powerful exposé, $2.00 a Day delivers new evidence and new ideas to our national debate on income inequality.

Save the Date

Author Visit & Book Signing with Kathryn J. Edin & H. Luke Shaefer
November 1, 2017 at the CSUB Icardo Center

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Check out the entire calendar of One Book Project Events, including book discussions, family storytimes, & more!

Further Reading Resources

Interested in reading more and delving further into this year’s One Book? Check out these resources, including books, DVDs, and online links.

Community Partners

California State University, Bakersfield    Bakersfield College     Barnes & Noble
Kern High School District    Russo’s Books    Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Taft College    Sierra Club    Emmanuel Lutheran Church    Kern Literacy Council
Repair Cafe    Rosewood Senior Living    Community Action Partnership of Kern
KIT Community    Wallace Middle School    First 5 Kern    United Way of Kern County
Bike Bakersfield    Employers’ Training Resource / America’s Job Center of California
Norman Levan Center for the Humanities

Special Thanks to Bakersfield College, Bakersfield Homeless Center, Golden Empire Transit, Kern  Community Foundation, Kern County Supervisor David Couch – 4th District, Kern Golden Empire Television, The Mission at Kern County, Stewards Inc., & The California Endowment.

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